Why do so many Dutch people cycle?

This video and article appeared on the BBC in August, and looks at the reasons why so many people want to cycle in the Netherlands. Watch the video here.

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?

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One Response to Why do so many Dutch people cycle?

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