Greg Spencer

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Occupation Editor
Location Budapest, Pest, Hungary
Introduction I'm a career journalist and now work as a project manager in the Green Transport section of the Regional Environmental Center, based in Hungary. I ride a bike to work everyday, weather permitting. Door to door, it's 22 kilometres, so I do lots of biking week-in, week-out, and since starting this regimin back in 2002, I've developed some opinions on the bicycling conditions in Budapest. In 2004-2005, I did a masters course at Central European University on environmental sciences and policy. As my thesis topic, I chose "Challenges to Making Bicycling a Key Element of Budapest's Transport Sytem." Alongside my research in Budapest, I did a couple study visits to Paris, an inspiring example of a city that has built up a cycling culture from the ground up through focused investments. Since then, I've made presentations based on this research at seminars on sustainable transport and at a forum at Budapest City Hall concerning the development plans for transport cycling.
Interests Bicycling as transport, bicycling as fun, sustainable transport, beer as means of hydration, beer as fun, kerékpár, bringa, bicikli, bicaj, bicycle, bike
Favorite Movies The Shining, Casablanca, Rosemary's Baby, Deliverance, Breaking Away
Favorite Music Guided by Voices, The Minutemen, The Stooges, Nirvana, Charles Mingus, Steve Earle, Aimee Mann, Stig Roar Husby
Favorite Books Confederacy of Dunces, Thank You for Smoking, Budding Prospects, almost anything by Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry Turns 40