A new month is before us. As we hope all enjoy a scene from where we have the privilege to call home, Orange County, California, we present a weekly curation of the week that was as the Vision to Transform our World is ever so:
In Europe, Secretary Walsh highlights worker empowerment and labor dynamics
In Europe this week, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh met with government and business leaders at the 2023 World Economic Forum, visited a job training center in Zurich and learned more about apprenticeship programs in Austria.
The Dutch cycling obsession reached new heights with the opening of Amsterdam’s new bike garage — located entirely underwater. The $65 million structure, which opens Wednesday and can store up to 7,000 bicycles, is part of a wider revamp of the busy area in front of the city’s central train station. Since 2017, that space has been taken from cars and given to pedestrians and bikes, while some roads have been cleared to allow more room for the harbor.
By making it easier to store bikes securely underground, the city can encourage cycling and keep parked two-wheelers from overcrowding streets, writes Feargus O’Sullivan. So while the effort and money poured into this latest facility may seem like an impossible luxury for most cities, they’re sound infrastructure investments for bike-friendly Amsterdam. Today on CityLab: Amsterdam’s Underwater Bike Garage Is Next-Level Cycling Infrastructure
— Sri Taylor