This clip is from the documentary, “Contested Streets”, put out by Transportation Alternatives in New York. Jan Gehl is one of the originators of the New Urbanism movement, and was instrumental in turning Copenhagen into the “Bike Capital of the World”.
When advocating for better bike facilities in North Texas, we often hear: “We’re Dallas, Not Portland…We love our cars too much to start bicycling”. Jan discusses this same mentality when Copenhagen was originally backing “Complete Streets” options for their city. The amazing thing is, their incredible shift from car to bike has all taken place in a little over 30 years.