Urban Planet: ‘Brussels Express’ documents difficulites of bike couriers in a world built for cars

Watch this documentary about what it is like for a group of bike couriers – who literally started from scratch – in one of Europe’s most congested cities.

Only 4% of traffic in Brussels is bicycle traffic, but travel by bike is much faster in the congested city.

This is also a story about how a 30-year-old infrastructure is failing a major city dominated by cars.

Urban Planet is a roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

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