12 Apr '11, 6pm

The Bike Lane Wars, Part 1: The myth of the pinko cyclist

The Bike Lane Wars, Part 1: The myth of the pinko cyclist

Really? You want to go there, P.J.? You want to take this argument to the Netherlands? Home of the highest per capita cycling rates in the free world? A place about which I can find, in like 10 minutes of casual Googling, everything from comparative rates for nationwide bike use (27 percent for the Dutch, 0.9 percent for Americans) to a fascinating study called Making Cycling Irresistible by John Pucher and Ralph Buehler of Rutgers that notes, among other things, a steady increase in Dutch cycling rates from an all-time low in the mid-1970s. The reason for the about-turn is that it was around ’75 or so that the Dutch stopped treating car traffic as the be-all and end-all and switched to the sort of infrastructure now being mimicked on the streets of New York. Honestly, man, your best ammo in this fight is that it didn’t work in Holland

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