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How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure

Today in London a campaign to improve cycling infrastructure in London has a big protest. This blogpost from bicycle dutch shows what they can achieve. Stop the killing!
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BICYCLE DUTCH

How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want what the Dutch have.

Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the result of deliberate political decisions in the 1970s to turn away from the car centric policies of the prosperous post war era. Changed ideas about mobility, safer and more livable cities and about the environment led to a new type of streets in the Netherlands.

The recent video to introduce the Dutch Cycling Embassy explains this very briefly, but there is a lot more that can be said about it. That is why I made a longer video for a more in depth look into the history of cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands.

Please watch…

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2 comments on “How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure

  1. Angela Gray
    November 15, 2014

    What a great story! I have been living in The Netherlands for 20 ‘years and thought the cycle lanes had been there forever. I am a huge cycling enthusiast and cycle to work every day (almost), clocking up over 4000 Km per year. I save money and keep fit…the wind makes up for the lack of hills…

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    • lizard100
      November 15, 2014

      Thats so impressive Angela! Thabks for stopping by. The dutch lanes only really happened recently.

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