In case you’re interested: the map also includes the Stalinlaan. This street, originally known as Amstellaan, was renamed Stalinlaan in 1946. In 1956, it would change once more into Vrijheidslaan (Freedom Avenue).

In 2009, a street sign ’Stalinlaan’ appeared, to the surprise of local residents. Months later, this turned out to have been a project by artist Jonas Staal

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I had to look up the Mariniersplein, which no longer exists, and came across this very pretty map of Amsterdam from 1948 (detail).

Uber drivers plan to go on strike; demands include data access and algorithmic transparency

In this month’s newsletter:

- Making documents searchable with Aleph
- EU to require (some) open company data
- The Netherlands high on financial secrecy index
- Stats at 9:30am

The cyclists’ organisation with the coolest logo is probably Marakli t’Biciklave


Interesting chart showing when the Giro was won. Not the ‘drama and suspense’ INRNG had hoped for: «In terms of the chart above you want to see highs and lows rather than flat lines.»

As you’d expect with this type of map, the width of the line segments represents traffic volume (1 mm = 6,000 daily passengers). Interestingly, colour represents traffic growth (or decline) between 1954 and 1965

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Weet iemand of er al ergens een handleiding bestaat over het opstellen van een verzoek op basis van de nieuwe Wet Open Overheid? Zijn er speciale dingen waar je op moet letten?

Statistics Netherlands plans to produce statistics on social unrest, at the request of the police and the Ministry of Justice and Security

The strikes also played an interesting role in the history of the Dutch trade union movement:

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The Nazis used brutal repression to crush the strikes. Some considered them a failure, but for Bouman they marked a turning point in the history of the Dutch resistance, giving the people a sense of what they were capable of.

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On 29 April 1943, wildcat strikes broke out in the Netherlands to protest against the Nazi occupation. They started with a walkout at the Stork factory in Hengelo, and quickly spread across the country.

These strike density maps for 30 April and 1 and 2 May are from a report for the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (P.J. Bouman 1950, De april-mei-stakingen van 1943).

Note that it’s allowed to place your regular bicycle in a dedicated bike share rack.

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Why has Amsterdam decided to allow the re-introduction of «shared bicycles»? And will such a scheme work in a city where almost everybody has their own bicycle?


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