If you’re familiar with the YouTube channel Not Just Bikes, there’s a chance you’ve been “orangepilled.” This is what fans of the channel have called the radical shift in worldview that they experienced once they found the channel. The host, Jason Slaughter, is on a mission to educate the world not just about the benefits of walkable cities, but about the absurdities that come along with the western suburban sprawl that millions of people have accepted as normal. He does a fantastic job of pointing out how completely abnormal and backwards it all is.
Today we talk about his experience of moving to Amsterdam and discovering the joy of living in cities that prioritize people over cars, and discuss ways that we can transform our current cities into something more healthy and sustainable.
You can find Jason over at his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@NotJustBikes