How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question
keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want
what the Dutch have.
Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced
by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is
largely the result of deliberate political decisions in the 1970s to
turn away from the car centric policies of the prosperous post war era.
Changed ideas about mobility, safer and more livable cities and about
the environment led to a new type of streets in the Netherlands.
The recent video to introduce the Dutch Cycling Embassy
explains this very briefly, but there is a lot more that can be said
about it. That is why I made a longer video for a more in depth look
into the history of cycling infrastructure in the Netherlands.
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