Why is Cycling Part of Being Dutch?

Bike parking in . © Getty Images via the BBC

Did you know that there are more bicycles than residents in The Netherlands? And, up to 70% of all commutes are made by bike in cities like Amsterdam and The Hague. To accommodate such a huge number of bike-enthusiasts, bike parking facilities can be found everywhere – outside schools, office buildings and shops. Not to mention the fact that many Dutch cities even have special bike paths that are completely segregated from motorized traffic with signs that read “Bike Street: Cars are guests.” Read this BBC article to learn why the Dutch are so bike crazy and find out Why Cycle Cities Are the Future here on ArchDaily.

Cite: Porada, Barbara. "Why is Cycling Part of Being Dutch?" 30 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=418294>

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    It’s been like that for generations here! I don’t understand where the buzz comes from..

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