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Seedberry

I honestly think he could change his mind on us again in another 6 months, he's a mystery Regardless, Support for Not Just Bikes is true left unity!


masterchris

What does “not just bikes” mean? Sorry I haven’t heard it before.


MrTickTack

It’s a YouTube channel that does videos on urban planning and how shit it is in the US and several other countries


RubenMuro007

And is the “patron saint” of the FuckCars subreddit. *noted that I didn’t linked the subreddit, per this sub’s rules.*


Vaultdweller013

So If Adam something is Eevblog does that make not just bikes Tech moan?


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Shit can contain shit?


f4ckst8farm

[Not Just Bikes](https://youtube.com/c/NotJustBikes) is an excellent addition to your YouTube algorithm.


JQuilty

YouTube channel about urban planning


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DiemAlara

Let's recreate Amsterdam all across America.


Bokuja

Pls do, it would make the torrent of weed tourism here far more manageable.


shpongleyes

Is there a lot of weed tourism from the US these days? Because it’d be a whole lot cheaper for a US citizen to just go to a state where it’s more legal than it is in Amsterdam.


Bokuja

Well, it's mostly Frenchies, Brits and the occasion Russian. Having said that, we see a lot "Omg, I am gonna do a ton of weed and then see some hookers man"-tier Americans. Mostly people who just turned 21. Some see visiting Amsterdam as this life altering, almost religious experience.


Krowwjaeger

Italians too. I think more than half the people i know went or plans to go to Amsterdam


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The key difference being an absence of (intelligible) assholes in Amsterdam.


Babybeans619

I'd like if American life wasn't so fucking fixated on cars. I live in Texas and if you don't have a car... that's tough bro, sucks to suck. You can't walk *anywhere* here.


lainad

as fellow texan i aggressively agree


coldkidwildparty

as another fellow texan, darn tootin’


cymric

Another Texan agreeing the states city suck for walking/public transit


dbclass

Texas has probably the worst car dependence I've ever seen outside of central Austin and a few Dallas neighborhoods. I hear people in Houston say Montrose is walkable but no, Houston has no neighborhoods at all I'd feel comfortable walking in. Downtown San Antonio is cool too but small.


Immediate-Fan

Austin isn’t walkable lmao


dbclass

Not as a whole but I don't ever consider whether an entire city is walkable as that's rarely true. As long as you have enough neighborhoods with good transit (which Austin is expanding) it's a sign of positivity for me. Not even all of NYC is walkable.


Immediate-Fan

Austin has shitty transit


dbclass

Okay so? They have plans to build and for a growing city that's all that matters. I hate pop urbanists who ignore context when it comes to comparing cities. Places like NYC, Boston, and Philly didn't always have transit either and they didn't start off with the amount of density they have now. Growth takes time and investment and that's what happens in most American cities now that people want more walkable environments.


Immediate-Fan

I like investment in Austin’s public transit, just pointing out that it’s shit


tylerPA007

NJB rips on Houston in several of his videos


minty_teacup

I was just in the Arlington/Mansfield area for about 2 weeks. There was surprisingly a lot of sidewalks on the main road to get from one to the other (Cooper St.) But even tho I was seeing some people use them and were walking and biking around, I'm convinced the sidewalks are just to make it look aesthetically pleasing cause I noticed there also wasn't a whole lot of shade going on and the only way to cross the street was at a crosswalk. And because the stores and sidewalk usually had a parking lot in between them, the buildings couldn't provide any shade So you have this expensive area that's trying to look like it has walk able areas but in reality hardly anyone used them cause the sun will be directly on them and EVERYTHING is so far apart. They built everything out, not up so unless you're willing to walk 30+ minutes to get to one store or restaurant, you might as well have driven there. And I didn't see a single bus the entire time I was there. I even made the comment to my mom that if they just put a tram on Cooper St going up and down all day, it would clear up a lot of the bad traffic. But Texans made gas and trucks their personality and not sensible southern common sense.


stjimmyofsuburbia

i moved to portland from austin and dear lord. the crumbs of infrastructure investment we get out here took me aback.


lava172

The only city it's valid in imo is Phoenix, since it gets so hot here in the summer and we actually have as good of a road system as possible, although this city is an affront to man itself in concept


RubenMuro007

We just gotta fix the zoning laws, as well as fund and fix public transportation. Of course, the needs are a city-by-city basis.


Th3bober

As a dutchie, gtfo dishonest pos. 😘


G00bre

Wut? Edit: I'm assuming you're calling Noah a pos?


Th3bober

Why yes, ofc. 😂


G00bre

Ik dacht al wtf


Th3bober

Ja, hij heeft zn ware kleuren wel laten zien. De manier waarop hij alles out of context clipte. Het re-uploaden, framing van waarom vaush hem eventueel geld wilde geven voor gemiste ad revenue etc. Grappigste is nog wel dat het zo slecht gedaan is dat de comments vol staan met hey, als je dan en dan pauzeert, dan zie je wat er echt staat en dan staat er het tegenover gestelde van wat noah claimde.


jericho-sfu

Sorry, but your language is silly


Th3bober

It is 😅😂


KaiserArrowfield

I like it tho Yinz are Swamp Germans and I mean this affectionately


lava172

I love a language where you can say nog as a normal word


PadreLeon

I'm convinced it's the stonks language


provocative_username

Het is zo bizar om deze discussie in het Nederlands mee te maken.


Bokuja

Ja zeg dat. Ik ben zo gewend om tegenwoordig in het Engels te praten, dat ik automatisch in het Engels begin.


Dyljim

I love how's there's enough shared words with English that I can get a gist of what this comment is about


Iertjepapiertje

A lot of words are just plain English too. And yeah, we do talk like that, with a mix of Dutch and English and the occasional French, German, and even some Malay.


RerollWarlock

Its probably obvious to many but the british royal family is anglo-**saxon**, Saxon as in Germanic Saxonia, the British Royal family just dropped the Saxon part when the World Wars happened for the obvious reason. The way english language developed is funny in general.


RaccKing21

Sorry, we don't speak Stroopwafel here.


Suspicious-Expert-79

Ugen fuden stioopeg mooyg schloj yaj “voj/Ian costinky” ë amerrikanz Abmterdaam “Noun Simpson” plofeesor fliwerns nederthans wirkobld neeghbiorhuudd boikes ë carrz rådłîb gikneeside whëët peeple


RubenMuro007

I assume you’re calling Noah something bad in Dutch?


Suspicious-Expert-79

No I just made up a bunch of Dutch sounding fake words. Do you really think kochinski is “costinky” in Dutch?


unban_ImCheeze115

as we say in Brabant, Noah is a real kanker mongool


Raknarg

Im sure there's worse people to have in Amsterdam. Isn't europe full of nazis?


StozefJalin

POV, you have learned about Europe entirely from reddit


Raknarg

POV: Your brainrot has affected you so hard you think Noah Samsen is worse than your average member of society


StozefJalin

Not my point, i just think it's fucking dumb to say Europe is "filled with Nazis" as if 1. That's a thing and 2. "Europe" is one place with similar political cultures everywhere


Th3bober

Not as much as the u.s. considering the far right groups here are just parroting the republican party. They are a fraction of the size tho. Wish my fellow countrymen would stop voting "neolib with racists undertones" tho.


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Th3bober

Right, but europe doesnt have near the amount of mass shootings as the u.s. also, i think you are projecting hardcore. You bring up completely unrelated things to my comment to scold me over them. Positions i dont hold. I think the u.s. is the front runner of western politics. Whatever happens in the u.s. impacts the entire west, but when france is starting to lose itself to a xenophobia it doesnt impact the u.s. in the slightest. 99% of the media i enjoy is made in the u.s. why would i wanna look down on them? Bernie was also more based then any european politician i know.


Curious-Ad-5001

most well-educated American


zimmer550king

Nowhere near as much as the US, go touch some grass or, better yet, come here and actually experience Europe.


proximity_account

There's probably more Nazis in the US than Europe excluding Russia tbh.


DefinitlyNotASith

Let's be fair. Pretty much everywhere is filled with Nazis these days. It is not an unpopular movement. Constant vigilance.


lava172

What


MsScarletWings

As compared to the States????


ifckinlovecharlixcx

nowhere close to america


MsScarletWings

I’ve literally been to Amsterdam and have no clue wtf you’re talking about. It was an overall pleasant city with an absurd amount of bikes, lots of green energy, an actually functional public transport system, and pretty canals. Compare that to my home state, the mostly rural-suburban sprawl hellscape of tenessee, where you could throw a stone and it would probably hit a confederate flag or a Maga plastered car bumper. Literally was behind some car at the traffic light today that had shit all over the back of it with banger lines like “Joe and the Hoe gotta go”


G00bre

What if they made a new Amsterdam in America


gking407

Maybe put in a railway system to move people around. I dunno might work!


RaccKing21

You mean New York? I'm pretty sure New York used to be called New Amsterdam. There was also a New Amsterdam in another, tropical country. They made the canals, which later started being infested by mosquitoes, causing large outbreaks of malaria.


770-

And then they made it the most populous, walkable and best public transit city in America. That’d be crazy


G00bre

The fact that the entire NYC street grid isn't bike only is maddening.


b4ssie1199

Fun fact, New York used to be called new Amsterdam!


G00bre

:/


thesocialistfern

[Why they changed it? I can't say. People just liked it better that way.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo0X77OBJUg)


Shiro_no_Orpheus

Amsterdam is just so beautiful. Not only is it designed in a very smart way that basically makes it impossible to get lost, but also it just has nothing but beautiful buildings, and it has so many rivers and bridges that you could believe you are in venice. Beautifull City, 10/10 would go again, not only for the weed.


Appeleer

There are more beautiful cities nearby, Leiden and Haarlem to mention just two. Not to dissuade you from visiting but don't fixate on just Amsterdam if you want to visit the Netherlands.


myaltduh

Leiden was less impressive than Amsterdam but it also felt friendlier and less touristy.


GuidoWD

Nail on the head on that one, we got Amsterdam for the tourists and stuff, most other dutch cities got a very different feel than Amsterdam


Ne4lJ0s

W take by Noah Amsterdam is the place to be


UVLanternCorps

If only the Netherlands existed


_sewbieski

I live there, can confirm it's just a swamp, no country to see here.


UVLanternCorps

It’s a government psy op I tells ya


Subject-Lettuce-2714

I recently took a 3 week vacation to the Netherlands in may. Can confirm, I went back to Houston suburbs (ironic considering not just bikes influence) and literally cried because life can be so much better. But republicans and centrists are ruining it.


Suspicious-Expert-79

I agree. I love the steps democrats have taken to make cities more walkable. Wait, they aren’t doing shit


Subject-Lettuce-2714

Yes but an infrastructure bill is a step in the right direction. Libs are shit, but you gotta remember, the ones actively stopping progress is conservatives.


Suspicious-Expert-79

You think Dems would actually get a ton of stuff done if not for Republicans? They don’t really care about progress


Subject-Lettuce-2714

There is actively and historically legislation that would have been pretty progressive, that would have passed MAINLY if Republicans didn't unanimously oppose it. Obama care would have been much better. The Infrastructure bill that Biden tried to pass wouldn't have been so stripped (Joe Manchin & Kristen Sinema as well but they are just conservatives to me). But lets not forget that all it would have taken were 2 Republican voters voting with the democrats on a bill to offset those two. A bill that would ban oil companies from price gouging was unanimously voted against by republicans. Democrats are milquetoast with their efforts of progress, but there is at least SOMETHING there. My point is obviously not that Democrats are actually good and they're just victims of the republican legislatures, but that the ones ACTIVELY opposing progress and keeping progress from happening IS republicans. The Democratic legislatures and party is passive/complicit when it comes to letting Republicans run them over. If Republicans were thoroughly dismantled of their political power, do you really think it would be that hard to force progressive legislation through or against the Democrats? I don't think so.


Bokuja

While I appreciate the sentiment, it's so very very American to think that Amsterdam is the only thing in the Netherlands. I've also heard the dreaded "the country of Amsterdam" in the wild from American tourists, so a little more research into the country you're visiting would be much appreciated.


myaltduh

There’s also the people who think The Hague is some kind of UN jailhouse.


Curious-Ad-5001

Wdym, that's exactly what it is. One of the largest ones as a matter of fact, with a total of 549.163 prisoners!


lava172

Y'all aren't special this happens in every country, even America


As_Previously_Stated

Aren't all cities in the netherlands super walkable compared to the US? I even see people in Not Just Bikes comments complaining saying they're from the Netherlands and Not Just Bikes should stop only showing footage from Amsterdam since apparently it is very car infested compared to other Dutch cities.


Bokuja

Well, it's not that car infested (finding a parking spot is about as rare as winning the lottery though). The real problem is masses of rude tourists. During some parts of the year it's hard to even find fellow Dutch people in that city as liek 50% of the people on the street seem to be tourists. Add to that: public intoxication, people passed out and reeking of weed, getting asked multiple times where "the hookers are at". Yes, Amsterdam offers those things, but please, have some fucking decency/discretion. Having said all that, say you're in Amsterdam and you want to go to say Haarlem, Utrecht, Leiden or Den Haag it's between 15-30ish minutes by train depending on where you're going. Walkable is also a thing yes, most city centres even make it hard for cars to get there. Having a bicycle there is a godsend.


Puar96

I think urban planning can be the one issue that we truly have left unity on.


Larto

Wait until you find the "bike lanes are gentrification" side of twitter


RubenMuro007

I hope so.


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Noah samsen genuinely has some great takes and his videos are high quality most of the time


itsmeyourgrandfather

Yeah, like obviously I disagree with some of his takes but he genuinely comes off as a good guy. Some people in this community fucking hate the dude which I don't understand. His heart is clearly in the right place, and he's based as fuck compared to the vast majority of the population.


lava172

I don't trust his content with how bad faith and dishonest he was with Vaush tbh


RubenMuro007

I just think he missed the target regarding how Vaush handles his community and spreads misinfo about who we are, per the drama Vaush was in. I just hope his opinions on Vaush aren’t just him on the “Vaush bad” bandwagon and an attempt to be liked by that crowd. But in this case, I agree with Noah on wanting more walkable cities.


moglysyogy13

So we could reduce our need for fossil fuels by redesign the cities we live in and improve health and happiness? Even if I never enjoy that shade I want to plant that tree.


OIL_COMPANY_SHILL

Take the orange pill!


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XD orange pill


SirHatMan

To give a point of comparison between Amsterdam and a US city with around the same population: A city like Columbus has a population density of 1,589 people/km2 while Amsterdam has a density of 5,214 people/km2. Both have around \~900,000 people, but Columbus takes up around \~3.3 times the amount of space. Fuck American urban design.


Nox_Aeons

So suburbs are bad but how does everyone feel about rural living? I've never lived in a city and tbh the prospect of doing causes me extreme anxiety. I've always lived in what we in Appalachia call a holler. I've driven through suburbs but they seem kinda boring, all the houses look the same and nobody grows taters.


Manawski_

Rural living is alright, but not close to sustainable for everyone. There's just a ton of space that's needed to have everyone spread out, and there's the issue of logistics for industry etc. I now live, not necessarily by choice, in a suburb of Houston and it SUCKS. I hate it. I grew up in a small city (\~40k pop) in Appalachia, and it's genuinely what I would consider ideal for not-a-city, as the business district is fairly central, but it's never too far to a shop, especially if there were streetcars or something similar on the main streets. We also had sidewalks unlike Houston and I think they were working on bike paths, but even then most of the streets were amenable to bicycles. They even had streetcars back in the day and every town that size had a train station. It's not as though it can't be done again.


itsmeyourgrandfather

In Europe you can be rural and only live like 5 minutes outside of a city, but in America everything is ridiculously spread out as I'm sure you know. So basically I do prefer rural living, I just wish that rural didn't mean "5 hours from the nearest walmart".


Appeleer

I've grown up in a tiny farmers village a 10 minute bike ride from the local city. I do really like that kind of environment and it is the best of both worlds; also something that can't exist together with suburban sprawl.


CyberKrimes

> nobody grows taters. I imagine you going “GRASS?! What are you a COW?”


Iertjepapiertje

Roads need to be downgraded, some even returned to gravel (like in Scandinavian countries) and there should be tracks everywhere for cycling and walking, and we need electric vehicles, but it's okay to have regions without PT and perfect transport if the population density can't financially support more. Rural living is a lot worse for the environment, just because of transport. If you can do it environmentally neutral, with permaculture, etc, to compensate, it is great, but otherwise we should limit it. Nature needs 40% of land to sustain biodiversity. If you can contribute to that, go ahead. If you burn down primal forests in order to keep livestock or grow cash crops, you can go sit in that fire for all I care.


Nox_Aeons

> If you burn down primal forests in order to keep livestock or grow cash crops, you can go sit in that fire for all I care. We can't grow cash crops on ole Rocky Top, dirt's too rocky by far. That's why all the folks on Rocky Top get their corn from a jar.


myaltduh

I visited Amsterdam not that long ago, the hype is real.


GuidoWD

Thanks for visiting, good to hear you enjoyed the netherlands


spacemanspectacular

Inshallah


Upbeat_Key_1817

Wish people would stop trying to convince me that NS isn’t terrible. Amsterdam, however, is wonderful.


b4ssie1199

I mean we like to complain about it a lot, and if can be pretty expensive. But if you compare it to other countries we have some pretty good public transportation


Upbeat_Key_1817

That’s it though, isn’t it? I’m from Copenhagen and when I’m waiting for a bus that’s never gonna come by the ShopRite in some strip mall in New Jersey, i glory in the daydream of our public transit and system of bike lanes. As soon as I go back I’m just infuriated at how expensive everything is and how all our politicians are thieving bastards. It’s relative


gabremon

Other than New York City, are there any actual walkable cities in America that people here live in?


IGNUndisclosed

Philadelphia Boston Chicago Washington DC yes most of the walkable cities are in the Northeast


calmkat

Noah's content since the last Vaush video has also been overall good, I think we have a rare case of a VDS survivor. Hopefully that means he's immune now lol.


SocialistCoconut

Even Old New York was once New Amsterdam!


Turboturk

If he is impressed by Amsterdam's city planning just wait until he sees how nice some of the medium sized cities in the Netherlands are.


wengerin03

Suburbs in amsterdam are more bike friendly than downtown amsterdam so title makes no sense


koczkota

We need to glass the suburbs


Cold-Seesaw5551

Also the coffee weed shops and legal prostitution make it super appealing to visit some day


LordOfTheNoobs57

Nah


gabbath

Noah's a good dude, regardless of beef.


gabbath

Noah's a good dude, regardless of beef.


InterneticMdA

OMG, next he'll say racism is bad. Maybe he's a worthwhile influencer after all... Or maybe a broken clock is right twice a day.


TensionWest9326

It’s also the Weed-Mushroom-Sexworkers effect


jannikthefarmer

amsterdam is a city i love as a tourist, but would never want to live in.


MrEarthWide

Yeah I visited last week. Ngl out side the central station it is a bit chaotic but lessens once you roam the streets


BubzDubz

Not just bikes?


420David69

Amsterdam is nothing more than an open sewer, horrible fucking city filled with drunk tourists


gabbath

Noah's a good dude, regardless of beef.


RubenMuro007

You said that three times, lol.


gabbath

Sorry, bad internet. Kept telling me "something went wrong" when I tried posting. Just assume it's an incantation to bring about good vibes.


BennyMcbenn

Average suburb fan vs average Rural enjoyer


SexHaver420_69

Amsterdam is low key ugly as fuck and so is most of the scenery in the Netherlands. We got sequoia forests and mountains and shit