Update: the BBC website now has some more details

As we mentioned last week, POP’s very own David Brennan (aka Magnatom) got to go to Amsterdam with BBC Scotland to highlight what real cycling provision could do to make cycling something for everyone. You’ll have to wait until Thursday to see him in action on your screens, but here’s his brief take on his flying visit…
Wow. Just wow.

I had the privilege of spending a day in Amsterdam in some great company. I spent a day with David Miller of the BBC, Doug the camera man (Eek, I didn’t get his last name, sorry) and Gerrit Faber of Fietsersbond (The Dutch Cyclists Union).

What a day.

It was memorable for many reasons, including the rain and the cold. However, as the main purpose of visiting Amsterdam was to produce some footage that BBC Scotland I’ll hold off sharing my experiences until the item has shown.

When is it on?

The plan is for BBC Scotland to cover the issue of cycle safety and cycling infrastructure over the course of Thursday the 7th February. There are plans for a discussion on Good Morning Scotland, Reporting Scotland, and Newsnight Scotland. Barring any major breaking news it should air as planned.

Don’t worry though, I have plenty of thoughts that I want to share here with you guys about what I saw, what I didn’t see, what I experienced, and what I didn’t experience.

In the mean time, here are some photos I took with my phone (no sneaky looks at my helmet footage just yet!). Hopefully it will whet your appetite….

filming rush hour
Doug hard at work filming the school run
safe cycling
cycling is safe for all ages
never enough parking
There’s never enough parking outside schools
bikes catered for at junctions
Bikes safely separated from cars at junctions
multistorey bike parking
you wait years for bike parking and then 2500 come along at once
bike and pedestrian bridge
Not just for cyclists and pedestrians, surely?
A Day in Amsterdam…