Another interesting article in Yes! Magazine. The Netherlands have a story to tell when it comes to getting more people onto bikes and out of cars.
A commitment to biking is not uniquely imprinted in the Dutch DNA. It is the result of a conscious push to promote biking.
So it’s not easy but it is possible. We just need the will to do it.
Some amazing stats in here:
In the Netherlands 27 % of all daily trips are made by bicycle. Doesn’t sound like much? Compare it to the best of Europe: Denmark is 18 %, Germany 12 % and the U.S.? Try 1 %. Oh dear…
Get on yer bike!
(Now where did I put my copy of ‘Learning how to Practice what you Preach in 10 easy steps…’)