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Groningen: The World’s Cycling City

Streetfilms shows us what a real cycling city looks like, in the Dutch university town of Groningen: I can’t help but laugh and sigh whenever someone touts Boulder as a “world class cycling city”.  We are so, so far from … Continue reading

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How the Dutch got their bike on

In the post-war era (the 1950s and 1960s) the Netherlands started down the car-dependent re-development path. Much of the country needed to be re-built, and the nation became wealthy quickly, and then oil and gas were discovered off shore. Then … Continue reading

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Population density vs. cycling rate

David Hembrow looks at the correlation between population density and cycling rate for a range of cities.  Or rather, he points out the remarkable lack of correlation.  Clearly there’s an intrinsic relationship between population (# of people) the distances people … Continue reading

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Pedestrianization Done Right

A post from David Hembrow in the Netherlands on what it takes to make pedestrianized spaces work by examining a new living/shopping development in Assen.  Make it clear that pedestrians have right of way over everyone, but make it easily … Continue reading

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No more bicycle excuses

David Hembrow’s list of myths and excuses that are trotted out to explain why we couldn’t possibly get our cycling rates to be comparable with the Netherlands.  Hills, weather, costs, speed, distance, etc.  They just don’t hold water.

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Reckless Driving in the Netherlands

In the US we wouldn’t think twice about a young testosterone laden driver endangering the lives of four cyclists with his “monster truck”.  If anything, we’d probably blame the cyclists — especially if they weren’t wearing helmets.  But how is … Continue reading

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Humanity In Motion

An incredible montage of what bicycles can be: safe, enjoyable, cheap, convenient, everyday transportation for young people and for old, for families and fashion slaves, in a city largely unpolluted by the exhaust and noise of cars. Courtesy of Amsterdamize. … Continue reading

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