30 May 2008

Nothing Short of Astounding - Seminar with John Pucher

Screengrab of John Pucher's seminar at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver
I was sent this today and I can only say that it is absolutely brilliant. It's an hour-long filmed seminar with legendary John Pucher at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

I've read most of what's he has written on increasing cycling and making cycling accessible but seeing this seminar online is purely inspirational.

Now it's no secret that segregated bike infrastructure is the only way ahead for cities wishing to increase their bike culture and daily percentage of trips made by bike. There is no alternative to this common sense.

Seeing John Pucher summing everything up in one entertaining, informative and inspiring video has made my day. He highlights the experiences of many European cities and debunks many myths along the way.

See the film now. Quickly. It's wonderful.

More on John Pucher:
- Momentum Planet's interview with The Bicycle Scholar
- His homepage at Rutgers with links to his publications.