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How the Dutch Got Their Cycle Paths Posted by on Jan 10, 2012


Bikes.  They are everywhere in the Netherlands.  In 2006, there were more than 17 million bikes in the Netherlands, with 750,000 of those in Amsterdam alone and no doubt that number has significantly increased.  With around 91% of households owning at least one bike (and often more than one), it is not hard to see…

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Due to heavy traffic in Amsterdam, Dutch bikers cross continents Posted by on Aug 23, 2011

As we’ve all heard, the spirit of progressivism is strong in the Dutch.  For over a year, since July of 2010, Joost Nootenboom and Michiel Roodenburg – Dutchmen, both, in case you couldn’t guess – have been progressing through the North and South American continental masses, on bamboo bikes.  Their cause?  Clean water. They began…

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The White Bicycles of De Hoge Veluwe Posted by on Jun 7, 2011

If you have ever visited the national park, De Hoge Veluwe, you may have noticed a plethora of white bikes around.  Bicycles in the Netherlands are of course not an unusual sight but the white bikes of De Hoge Veluwe are a bit special. In total, there are 1,700 white bikes in the park…

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