Houten approach to design was very interesting. I enjoyed hearing about the history. It was interesting to hear about them being the fourth biggest city in the Netherlands, and them winning “Best Bicycle Town” 2008 and 2018. I liked the design to build a ring-road, which is built around the residential areas and separates the main routes for motorized traffic from cyclists. I enjoyed cycling and always having the priority and no stop lights. It was pleasant to see all the kid’s bikes, and how the school encourages them to cycle since it is on the main road. The design of the double roundabout on two levels was a cool idea. I loved the idea of each mode having their own lanes/levels. The Five Wall & main bicycle infrastructure was one of my favorite sites. The scenery was nice and it gives people an option to connect to a different district with a shorter commute. The bicycle bridge over water also had a great scenery. The design gave me a beach vibe, and the houses were very pretty and colorful in that area. I like how it gives those people living in the are the option to cycle on the bridge or walk to take to take a part of the view on the bridge.
The approaches that Houten does, could not be implanted in the US in my opinion. From learning about the “2nd Spatial Planning Act (1969/1974)”, “Global Zoning Plan 1974”, international movement, and the 2nd growth task. The plans talked about the population growing, which cased for more houses to be built. Houten has always planned to expand and keep those within the city as safe as possible. In the US “Atlanta” seems to build, then plan around the existing infrastructure. For Atlanta to be a city like Houten, the original planners would have to have the mindset of having multiple modes of travel, and not being set of using cars for everything