Ezra Goldman

I’m an American PhD student based at the University of Copenhagen studying the motivations and barriers for riding bicycles. The focus of my research is on Denmark, but I am interested in the Danish experience as it fits into the context of cycling globally. I travel quite a bit and have taken lots of pictures and ridden cycles in cities around the world, so this is perhaps a necessary repository for processing those experiences.


5 responses to “Editor

  1. I love the work you are doing there, and I share your views on cycling. Blogs like your own have given us valuable insights on how cycling can (or: should) be approached. Thanks for that. A bit of background on myself: I am a Dutchman, I lived in Amsterdam, and I moved to Dublin, Ireland in January this year. My girlfiriend is setting up a small bike business, I am writing a blog on bikes.

    Check out our blog Dutch in Dublin (www.dutchindublin.com) which is a personal account of our cycling lives in Dublin. Our goal is to show readers how romantic a simple thing as an everyday bike ride can be. For instance, we have a recurring item called ‘A Classy Commute’, in which I interview (colourful) Dubliners on their cycle to work. The Classy Commute stories are meant to show cycling is not something sporty, and that every day normal people enjoy the smell, hearing, and colour of their route by bike. Recent interviews I did were with:

    * Minister Eamon Ryan: http://dutchindublin.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/a-classy-commute-the-minster-for-communications-energy-and-natural-resources/
    * Actress Kerrie O Sullivan: http://dutchindublin.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/a-classy-commute-the-actress/
    * the Dutch Ambassador: http://dutchindublin.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/a-classy-commute-%E2%80%93-his-excellency-mr-robert-engels/
    * Minister Ciaran Cuffe: http://dutchindublin.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/a-classy-commute-the-minster-of-transport/

    Apart from the Classy Commute item, our posts focus on (for example) stylish cycling (see our post on sytlish traffic signs), new bike products (read about our test ride on the urban arrow), or the people of Dublin (see the portraits at the Bernard Shaw pub). I think our stories on Dublin might also be of interest to your readers.

    Yours truly,


  2. Some day all the Jewish(-originated) people involved in supporting cycling (you, me, Bike Snob, Henry Cutler, I think the co-founder of Fiets Fabriek, Albert Einstein and Michael Bloomberg) will get together and see if there are any legitimate reasons for this.

  3. I wrote up my experience about cycling in Copenhagen for a few days.

    I hope the lst paragraph of blog post encaspsulates how I felt.

    Yes, cycling is not a fashion statement.

  4. Hi Ezra, my name is Daniele, I’m an Italian student and I’m working on thesis about bicycle, I’m in Copenhagen in these days… how can I contact you?

  5. Hi, We are Lane Change, two young bikers who are calling on the world to join us in the ‘Winter B-icicle Challenge’, where riders pledge to ride their bikes all throughout winter.

    Over 300 riders all over the world have already joined us. We hope you’ll sign on too!


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