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Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch

Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch
Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch, Bike parking in Amsterdam. Image © Getty Images
Bike parking in Amsterdam. Image © Getty Images

Did you know that there are more bicycles than residents in The Netherlands? You may be shocked to learn that up to 70% of all journeys 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." Ever wondered why the Dutch are so bike crazy and how bicycles came to be such an important part of everyday life in The Netherlands? Click here to read all about it and look here for our story on Why Cycle Cities Are the Future!

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Barbara Porada
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Cite: Barbara Porada. "Why Cycling is Part of Being Dutch" 30 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/418294/why-cycling-is-part-of-being-dutch/> ISSN 0719-8884
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