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Introduction - Jordan

Hello, world! I'm a 5th year Civil Engineering student at Georgia Tech and in 3 weeks I'll have the amazing opportunity to travel to the Netherlands to study their cycling infrastructure system. To preface this blog, I'll talk a little about where I'm from and my previous experiences with transportation. 

I moved around a lot when I was a kid, but a majority of my childhood memories were formed in the city of Evans, Georgia which is located about 10 minutes west of Augusta, Georgia. I usually just tell people I'm from Augusta as most people have heard of The...

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Hello, I'm Tanner Passmore, but I go by Reid (my middle name). I'm a rising third year from Bentonville Arkansas, home of Walmart. Bentonville is a small rural town in Northwest Arkansas (NWA). 20 years ago, it didn't even have an interstate passing through it. Three years ago we got our first Chipotle. Now it is the home of numerous IMBA rated mountain biking trails and the 36-mile Razorback Regional Greenway. Despite a good number of trails, cycling is still thought of as a recreational activity rather than a legitimate mode of transportation. Cars pretty...

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Introduction - Anna

By Anna Nord. May 16, 2017

My name is Anna Nord and I fell in love with a neon pink beach cruiser at the ripe age of 14.

The bike weighed over 40 lbs (nearly half my weight back then), with tire so thick that it glided across the sand. That bike took me everywhere. Well, everywhere my mom would let me ride.

I grew up in Atlantic Beach, Florida, which for the most part, is fairly easy to navigate by bike. The...

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Introduction- Miller

Hi! My name is Miller and I am a third year Civil Engineering undergrad. I grew up in Marietta, just outside of the perimeter. Growing up in the suburbs meant that the only way to get around was by car, so I have rarely used any form of public transportation. My first introduction to a good public transportation came when I visited Boston. I traveled through much of the city and some surrounding suburbs without ever being more than a short walk from a subway stop. This experience opened my eyes to how useful public transport can be and how lacking it is in Atlanta. It felt like...

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Introduction Blog Post- Spencer

By Spencer Maddox May 16, 2017

Hello, my name is Spencer Maddox, and my third year at Tech will start in the fall. I grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia about 30 miles north of Georgia Tech's campus. The only effective way to get around in Kennesaw is by car. The public transportation system is almost nonexistent and bike friendly travel ways and bike share facilities have only recently been added. 

Being from the Metro-Atlanta area, I have experienced the terrible traffic first hand. This semester, since I live right off of campus, I have started to use...

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I Bike Holand

by Annie Blissit, May 15, 2017

Hi, I’m Annie! I am a water engineer and part-time M.S. student in the Environmental Engineering program. You may be wondering what a water engineer is doing in a transportation course in the Netherlands…honestly, I happened across the opportunity when trying to find a summer elective but it couldn’t have been a better coincidence! I read about Dr. Watkins’ trip in 2016 when my boyfriend Matt (who is actually a...

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Introduction - Alice

I'm Alice, a teaching assistant for Sustainable Transport Abroad 2017.  This is my second time TAing this course in the Netherlands and my fifth year as a PhD student at Georgia Tech.  My dissertation research focuses on the use of quantitative metrics and analysis in urban transportation policy and planning, and I've worked on a number of projects examining planning, accessibility, and safety in the context of ...

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