Bike Switzerland? Jason Slaughter of Not Just Bikes visits Swiss cities and finds that they are increasingly becoming more bike-friendly places despite the hills and car infrastructure. Americans often argue that bikes only work in flat, dry places, but Slaughter shows that’s not true if your city makes strategic changes to encourage biking like many Swiss cities have. Perhaps there are lessons here for American cities to follow.
Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.