25 Jun '18, 3pm

Netherlands to pay people to get out of their cars and on to bikes

Netherlands to pay people to get out of their cars and on to bikes

But they are also paying to build better yet more bike infrastructure. Getting people out of cars and on to bikes is hard in North America where the bike infrastructure is so terrible. As David Hembrow notes in a terrific article on how to promoting cycling , it's simple: just learn from the Dutch. Forty years ago, city scale experiments were performed in Dutch cities to find out what was required to create a genuine and long lasting increase in attractiveness of cycling and therefore a genuine and long lasting increase in cycling. The result was really not surprising - the successful experiment consisted of building a comprehensive grid of infrastructure which connected every home to every destination in the city. This enabled everyone to cycle and resulted in an increase in cycling across all demographics. But even in the Netherlands, where a quarter of the country bikes...

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