Hot on the heels of my last post and comments to the local survey about bike infrastructure, I found this really well done video about Brussels. We in the US automatically assume that European cities are all cycling literate and have well developed commuter cultures,
but Brussels looks more like LA or Chicago at rush hour.
The video is 20 minutes long but well worth it. There are subtitles in some spots, because it was made in Belgium so some parts are spoken in their native Belch. Two really impressive points are made; one that the "relentless promotion" of automobiles as a necessity has to stop, and cities must discourage auto use in order to reduce it.
In the meantime I have been impressed with the service by both the road crews and park departments.
After this past blizzard the MUP's were cleared immediately