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rrustema020

@rrustema020@mastodon.nl

Inwoner van Amsterdam. Fietser, zelden auto. Also @rrustema (for everyone about everything minus Amsterdam).

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rrustema020, to random
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@notjustbikes For your entertainment. Motorist in Amsterdam admits: “Those bicyclists, they damage your car and disappear”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bizarro_Jerry When interviewed about the new small experiment to allow fast bicyclists (read: e-bike) to use the car lane, because the narrow bike lane reached its capacity. https://www.at5.nl/artikelen/226216/snelle-fietsers-voor-het-eerst-de-rijbaan-op-in-west-we-denken-dat-het-veilig-kan

rrustema020,
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@Humanius @notjustbikes And the 'fietsstraat' is only an option where the volume of cars is really low. With local destinations, no through traffic. I agree with Amsterdam on those criteria. This particular street is an important ‘artery’ from the car perspective. In the future less so. See black arrow on attached map with vision for the future.

rrustema020, to random
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@notjustbikes on my way to a DHL servicepoint in the harbour I was just thinking of your praise for bikelanes in industrial zones, instead of only downtown, when I saw this sign. A dedicated spot where truckers can adjust their mirrors so they won’t miss bicyclists!

rrustema020,
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@notjustbikes the parking itself was elsewhere, couldn’t go all the way. But I think it works with lines of sight that should become visible by adjusting mirrors.

rrustema020,
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@notjustbikes there is even a (Dutch) Wikipedia entry https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiegelafstelplaats . It is invented in 1994 by someone from an insurance company. I love it when people take their work seriously and do something extra. There is an old list with the 17 in this country in 2020. The one I saw is not on this list. Can't find it from https://maps.app.goo.gl/9mSn1xGsHBi28P4z9 And there is a manual to build one https://www.tvm.nl/preventie/spiegelafstelplaatsen-aanleggen

Two old newspaper articles, both NRC https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2011/09/27/wat-gebeurt-er-op-de-spiegelafstelplaats-12037130-a462834 and https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2009/06/16/spiegelafstelplaats-is-middel-in-strijd-tegen-dode-11741868-a162770

rrustema020, to Amsterdam
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@notjustbikes is going to convert a piece of highway into the city into a city street https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/gemeente-wil-deel-a2-veranderen-in-stadslaan-en-1000-woningen-bouwen~b4ed5afb/ to build a 1000 apartments. But if you look closely a lot of wasted space can be gained. Red lines -> green in this picture:

rrustema020, to random
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@notjustbikes and yet another research that shows that pedestrians and cyclists spend more in shops than motorists https://www.verkeersnet.nl/actueel/52355/voetgangers-en-fietsers-geven-meer-geld-uit-tijdens-het-winkelen/ or https://archive.is/deVb4 Not per visit (€55-€60 vs. €130), but they visit more often. Because it's so easy!

rrustema020, to random
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@notjustbikes the evaluation of the cut in the Weesperstraat is in the news, so you can make the video about it you intended to do! https://archive.is/3KBpP

rrustema020,
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@notjustbikes documents: https://www.amsterdam.nl/projecten/weesperstraat-valkenburgerstraat/ and https://www.amsterdam.nl/nieuwsbrieven/bestuur-organisatie/gemeenteraad/dagmails/2024/februari/dagmail-gemeenteraad-amsterdam-12-02/ (under MOW) and we can look forward to the debate in the city council on Thursday March 14. Popcorn ready and tune in at https://amsterdam.raadsinformatie.nl/live (but not from abroad from certain ip-ranges, I have complained about it repeatedly)

rrustema020,
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@notjustbikes and the reaction as published in the motorists' mouthpiece https://archive.is/DWpbw “only a meager 3% decrease in cars in the city” While making the street more human was the goal. While 3% is a lot where a structural increase is the trend. And that's for the whole city. The city center had an 18% decrease of cars!

TechConnectify, to random
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Hi, I'm stuck waiting on laundry to finish and am bored, so why don't I come on here and write some hot takes about YouTube?

I mean, I can think of several reasons, but too bad I'll do it anyway.

Knowing the leanings of the folks on this particular platform this is likely to spark some debate, but note that I'm not trying to paint YouTube as a saint - in fact, the first thing I want to talk about is a strategy they've taken which puts me and all YT creators in a weird place:

rrustema020,
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@TechConnectify @notjustbikes “I'm that YouTube person who told you about how dishwashers work. Trying out this whole Mastodon thing.” Your profile is the exact answer to what popped-up in my brain. Same wording! Rather eery...

BM_Visser, to random Dutch
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There are currently about 3 million E-bikes in the Netherlands. The total yearly electricity consumption of these E-bikes is about equal to the annual power generated of one offshore wind turbine.
The number of E-bikes has increased significantly in recent years. Offshore wind turbines have become bigger as well. As a coincidence, the similarity is true for a number of years now.

rrustema020,
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@BM_Visser It's about the lost health benefits, not the electricity consumption. If only the e-bike would massively lure commuters out of their car. It does not. They might give up on public transport, which makes the whole public transport network collapse like a house of cards. And once the e-bike is in the household, it is also used for small distances. No exercise at all anymore. It is a health hazard!

notjustbikes, to random
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There's an article about me in Trouw today.

Not much substance there, but they didn't contact me about it either. Still, kinda fun.

There's a paywall, but I don't know if you can read it for free (I have a subscription to DPG Media so it loaded for me):

https://www.trouw.nl/tijdgeest/waarom-een-canadees-zo-n-fan-is-van-de-nederlandse-fietspaden~b1f6b8ac/

rrustema020,
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Hind_Dekker, to random Dutch

Zojuist is mijn motie om het demissionair kabinet te verzoeken de eerder aangenomen motie van mijn collega Lisa van Ginneken alsnog uit te voeren. Onze motie roept op om niet in te stemmen met de CSAM-verordening zolang deze een vorm van chatcontrol bevat. En daarnaast ook niet in te stemmen met een clausule met uitstel van het één en ander. Helaas blijkt uit het debat dat het kabinet niet echt naar ons wil luisteren en voor de derde keer een aangenomen motie naast zich neerlegt. Spijtig.

rrustema020,
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@Hind_Dekker zojuist via @bert_hubert erachter gekomen dat er een nerd van een TU in de Tweede Kamer zit. Die ook nog kritisch is op technologie ook. Op https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hind_Dekker-Abdulaziz lees ik dat ze er in 2022 in is gekomen. Als je D66 gaat stemmen en een bestemming zoekt voor je voorkeursstem, ga naar hokje 46.

davep, to random

Our son is taking part in a social experiment.

He has to wear a tory 2024 t-shirt for 2 weeks and see how people react. So far he's been spat on, punched, had a bottle thrown at him and hit on the head with a shoe.

I'm curious to see what happens when he goes outside.

rrustema020,
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@davep I read it superficially: toystory t-shirt...

notjustbikes, to random
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I've made a very rough map of every street in Amsterdam that will be changing to 30km/h on December 8th.

The lines in green are changing from 50km/h to 30km/h.

Are there any surprises here for you?

I was surprised by Rooseveltlaan, for example. It's quite wide today!

I'm going to get out to film the "before" case this week (and hopefully livestream the ride, too!)

rrustema020,
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@quixoticgeek @notjustbikes there is a set of criteria. A quick fix to your road is to argue there should be cars parked alongside. Also it should not look like a 50km/h road. https://amsterdam.nl/30km

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@notjustbikes @edwin also, the expectation is that if a portion of the road users drive slowly, the rest inevitably follows.

rrustema020,
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@notjustbikes @IIVQ yes, the original map is not user friendly by splitting the information up in two maps.

rrustema020,
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@wsslmn @quixoticgeek there is a petition to lower the speed there to 50, implicitly making it a city street like that. https://a10west50kmu.petities.nl/ First signature 6 years ago!

notjustbikes, to random
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Yes, I've seen the latest xkcd. I even posted it to my YouTube community page last night!

Please stop sending it, my notifications are swamped! 😆

If you don't check my YouTube community page, please do. Maybe then YouTube will actually show you my posts when I post them! I often use YouTube community posts to promote other creators!

https://www.youtube.com/@NotJustBikes/community

rrustema020,
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@notjustbikes https://xkcd.com/2832/ past mooi bij mijn opiniestuk in NRC aanstaande maandag. Waar ik een impliciete verwijzing naar Notjustbikes ingesmokkeld heb. Een NRC-redacteur gaat nu alle video’s kijken en daarna proberen contact te krijgen voor een interview.

notjustbikes, to random
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My latest video is now available on Nebula!

About a year ago I agreed to go out to small town about 50 km from Amsterdam on a regular basis.

Of course, since this is the Netherlands, I was able to easily get there by train.

But what I didn't expect is that the train station was the nicest small train station I've ever seen! 😳

https://nebula.tv/videos/notjustbikes-this-train-station-has-no-business-being-this-good

rrustema020,
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@notjustbikes there should be a website with train station reviews, just like there are restaurant reviews. And then a Pixar movie about a critic, with a catharsis like Anton Ego in Ratatouille.

notjustbikes, (edited ) to random
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The latest episode of the Urbanist Agenda is now public (it's been on Nebula for a week).

In this episode, I talk with my wife, Mrs. NJB, about our 5 year anniversary of living in the Netherlands, as well as about some of the other places we've lived.

We got in some complaining about Brussels and even Edgware Road in London! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa_9UL_0ftc

rrustema020,
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@dmichie66 @notjustbikes The smoking? It is very rare I encounter anyone smoking here. But then again, I live and work here, am not a tourist. Didn't know that there are degrees of obnoxious smoking. I think all degrees are equally obnoxious. Where did you find smokers?

rrustema020,
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@dmichie66 @notjustbikes really, where did you go to eat outdoors to find people smoking? I guess we don't frequent the same venues. I haven't inhaled any second hand smoke for years, except for a few seconds when passing some on a doorstep of some office building or café.

TransportOnline, to random Dutch
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Franse transportminister wil minimumprijs voor vluchten in Europa

Lees meer: https://www.transport-online.nl/site/157957/franse-transportminister-wil-minimumprijs-voor-vluchten-in-europa/

rrustema020,
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@TransportOnline @fietsria met dit voorstel schreef ik ooit een “Voer een minimumprijs voor Europese vliegtickets in” maar was nog niet toegekomen aan het promoten ervan. https://minimumticketprijs.petities.nl @schipholwatch

dhepworth, to random
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I’m shaking my head that people are tone policing @notjustbikes videos of his personal (and legitimate) reaction to a lack of interest to fix the obvious infrastructure issues in the USA

“YoU’rE nOt PoSiTiVe EnOuGh!!!!!” 🙄

He says it at the end: “thank you to my supporters who enable me to make these videos”

IF YOU WANT HIM TO CHANGE THEN YOU’RE NOT THE TARGET DEMOGRAPHIC

rrustema020,
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@notjustbikes suburban Americans can start a revolution by opening a cafe in their front yard to offer a destination on a human distance. Then go to the surpreme court over the lawsuits that follow. Sounds like grassroots fun. CNN reporting, good for business. Ah, a repair cafe with a terras would make it even more sympathetic. Perhaps involve the neighbours beforehand.

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