Bicycle Challenges PhD: Cycling-as-a-Service in the Netherlands (2017-20)

7th August 2017 / 0 comments

Welcome to the personal website of Brett Petzer, PhD candidate at the Eindhoven Technical University, working within the Sustainable Urban Mobility (SUM) PhD Program: Bicycle Challenges. About My Project With funding from NWO, Pon Holdings, the Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, and the TU/e, my project seeks to describe the role…

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Ingcaciso yoPhando

23rd August 2016 / 0 comments

Olu phando luquka inxalenye yethisisi yam yesidanga se-Masters kuCwangciso lweNgingqi neDolophu kwiYunivesithi yaseKapa, enomxholo othi “Uhlalutyo Olubalulekileyo lweziXhobo zeQondo lweNkonzo kwijelo lokuhambahamba eKapa”. Oku kuthetha ukuba ithisisi ifuna ukunikeza uhlolo lokuba enoba indlela ethile kucwangciso lwezibonelelo ezilulutho zokuqhuba ibhayisikile, olwaziwa ngokuthi Iqondo lweNkonzo lweBhayisikile, lufanelekile kummandla we-Far South waseKapa (ingakumbi e-Fish Hoek, eMasiphumelele, e-Ocean View…

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Far South Cycling Study

10th August 2016 / 0 comments

Welcome to the home page of the Far South Cycling Study, looking at the experiences of people who cycle as a means of transport around Cape Town’s far southern peninsula, with a focus on Fish Hoek, Masiphumelele and Ocean View. If you are someone who uses a bicycle to get around town and are interested in…

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Far South Cycling Study: Condensed Description

10th August 2016 / 3 comments

Ingcaciso yoPhando (isiXhosa version) This study forms part of my Masters dissertation in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Cape Town, titled “A Critical Evaluation of Bicycling Level-of-Service Tools in a Cape Town mobility corridor”. This means that the dissertation seeks to offer an assessment of whether a certain approach to the planning…

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Far South Cycling Study: Full Description

10th August 2016 / 3 comments

A Critical Evaluation of Bicycling Level-of-Service Tools in a Cape Town mobility corridor Problem or issue to be investigated In South Africa, cycling has been identified as a transport mode able to offer reliable, low-cost, short-to-medium distance mobility to commuters since at least 1987 (CSIR, 2003), with major updates to cycling policy occurring at regular…

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Fieldwork Day 3

8th August 2016 / 0 comments

The chief aim of today was to finalise everything for Ocean View: venue, refreshments, flyer design, dates and attendees. I was lucky to achieve all of that, with a bonus: a long ride with J and 15 or so lively, outgoing children, each with quite memorable and distinct public personas, even around a stranger like…

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Dissertation Fieldwork: Day 2, 27.06.16

28th June 2016 / 0 comments

I arrived around 10am at the Ocean View High cycling club, run by J. As it had been raining, that day’s planned school holiday cycling programme was cancelled and J and I spoke at the club, before going on a brief bike tour of the neighbourhood and having coffee and talking at Imhoff’s Farm. Although J…

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Dissertation Fieldwork: Day 1, 24.06.16

28th June 2016 / 0 comments

Friday 24 June 2016 Train to Fish Hoek station, bike to Masiphumelele. Met with Solomon ‘Morgan’ Chikumba, proprietor of the Masi Bike Shop, a Bicycle Empowerment Centre founded by the Bicycle Empowerment Network in this vibrant informal settlement. Morgan and I spoke for several hours. I explained the aims of my research. He felt strongly…

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