Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Why do so many Dutch people cycle?

cyclists in Amsterdam photo Jenny Humphrey
There are more bicycles than residents in The Netherlands. In cities like Amsterdam and The Hague up to 70% of all journeys are made by bike.
This is because of a vast network of cycle paths that are clearly marked, with smooth surfaces, separate signs and lights, and wide enough to allow side-by-side cycling and overtaking.
So with rising levels of obesity, high fuel prices and increasing congestion, what is stopping the UK from going Dutch?
Reporting for BBC Newsnight Anna Holligan travelled from The Hague to Westminster on her trusty "omafiets" ("granny bike") to find out.

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