Book Review: Les mobilités partagées (Shared Mobilities) by Maxime Huré

7th August 2017 / 0 comments

Publications de la Sorbonne, Paris (2017), 160pp., €20. This review appeared in the Journal of Transport History, June 27, 2017 (DOI: Les mobilités partagées (Shared Mobilities) is the first of a new series (ed. Mathieu Flonneau and Arnaud Passalacqua) on Mobilities and Societies from Publications de la Sorbonne. The advent of the sharing economy in urban…

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Bicycle Challenges PhD: Cycling-as-a-Service in the Netherlands (2017-21)

7th August 2017 / 1 comment

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. A bried Twitter-based discussion of urban space under the Corona pandemic is here. My most recent academic publication, on business models for bike share in the Netherlands, is here, and…

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Video: Pedestrian priority at a key Cape Town intersection

1st August 2016 / 0 comments

  Below, the first in a series of what I hope will be many videos capturing the experience of Cape Town’s pedestrian and cycling environment from an urban planning standpoint. In this video, you can see how, even on what is arguably Cape Town’s flagship pedestrian route, four motor traffic cycles go by on Buitengracht between…

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Idea: mapping bicycle collisions in Cape Town

31st July 2016 / 2 comments

I would like to establish a Google Map on which all of the cycling collisions (and muggings, and bikejackings) reported in the media can be mapped and tracked. There can be no doubt that such a map (if one doesn’t already exist – please DM me on Twitter or comment here, if so) would start…

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Presenting at the South African Transport Conference, 2016

18th July 2016 / 0 comments

From 3-6 July, I had the great luck of presenting a chapter written with Gail Jennings and Ezra Goldman that examines the last decade of investment in non-motorised transport in Cape Town at the South African Transport Conference at the CSIR conference centre in Pretoria. The time spent in Pretoria was interesting on a number of…

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