Movement: how to take back our streets and transform our lives

We all know what a hot topic Bristol’s cycling infrastructure is, so we thought it was time to call in the experts! Thalia Verkade and Marco te Brömmelstroet will be at Storysmith for a special Sunday afternoon event to discuss their book Movement, which is the result of a three-year journey into the possibilities of our streets.

Thalia and Marco are experts on the success of Dutch cycling infrastructure, as well as its limitations, and what other countries are doing and could do to diversify how they use their streets and make them safer. Most importantly, they can map a way forward, offering tools for us to campaign for something different.

This event will be chaired by Martin Booth, editor of Bristol24/7.

Pre-order your copy of Movement (rrp £12.99) for a special discounted price with your ticket, then collect on the day!

For more information and to book your ticket please visit the event website here.


We take it for granted that the streets outside out homes are designed for movement from A to B, nothing more. But what happens if we radically rethink how we use these public spaces? Could we change our lives for the better?

Our dependence on cars is damaging our health — and the planet’s. The Dutch seem to have the right idea, with thousands of bike highways, but even then, what happens to pedestrians or people who want to cycle at a more leisurely pace? What about children playing outside their homes? Or wildlife, which enriches our local areas? Why do we prioritise traffic above all else?


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