How the Dutch got their cycle paths

A friend of mine shared this video with me which I found really interesting. It discusses the reasons why the Dutch have such brilliant cycling infrastructure today and you get to see some of it in action. I wish more countries would follow suit.

10 thoughts on “How the Dutch got their cycle paths”

  1. A real interesting video. I have my stationary cycle path and bike in my bedroom. I don’t travel far but it is very safe and nobody runs into me. πŸ™‚
    If I would only get on the bike and ride it more. 😦

    1. We don’t have a car so we’re forced to ride the bike everywhere and I’m really loving it. It’s compulsory exercise.

      I haven’t fallen off once so far πŸ˜‰

      1. I went back to your ABOUT and found where you lived. I know I read it before but couldn’t remember.
        It really is hard to keep up with everyone and remember who is who and who lives where and who does what.
        I just don’t want to read blogs. I like to think I am more than just somebody moving down my Reader leaving likes. lol

        If you can do without a car…….that is great. Cars can be such snooty status symbols.

      2. I am actually temporarily residing in York, UK. I don’t think it says so on my ABOUT. I could never live without a car in Auckland because Auckland is car-central. Auckland hates bikes and pedestrians. It’s all about cars. I hate Auckland. I love York. I don’t want to go back.

  2. Fascinating video Rachel, thanks so much for sharing this. Wouldn’t it be great if we had this here? Or everywhere! The way things are going in the world today this seems like a brilliant solution to so many of our problems.

    1. Yes, it would be great if there were cycle paths like this everywhere. The UK is perfect for cycling in too, with it’s nice climate and mostly flat terrain. Cycling can solve most of the first world’s problems.

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