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How the Dutch got their cycle paths

How the Dutch got their cycle paths

(6:29) The Netherlands is well known for its cycling infrastructure. But how come the Dutch ended up building such a network of bicycle lanes?

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cengland0 cengland0 (1882 days ago)
That's great but how do groceries get trucked to the stores and how does lumber get to construction sites if you ban vehicles?
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That's great but how do groceries get trucked to the stores and how does lumber get to construction sites if you ban vehicles?
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1881 days ago)
Latest comment: Last time I went to Amsterdam, shelves were full of groceries. Admittedly it was in deep winter and very few cyclists were about, so deliveries were taking place wherever the eye could see. The Dutch are very good at taking advantage of fluctuations in weather, and over the year it evens out. Basically they overstock in the winter and hope that summer sales are not too high leaving nothing for autumn. That's why the Dutch are so troubled about climate change. Warmer winters could spell famine during summers.
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Latest comment: Last time I went to Amsterdam, shelves were full of groceries. Admittedly it was in deep winter and very few cyclists were about, so deliveries were taking place wherever the eye could see. The Dutch are very good at taking advantage of fluctuations in weather, and over the year it evens out. Basically they overstock in the winter and hope that summer sales are not too high leaving nothing for autumn. That's why the Dutch are so troubled about climate change. Warmer winters could spell famine during summers.
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Trolltrawler Trolltrawler (1882 days ago)
They still have roads for that sort of thing you silly boy.
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They still have roads for that sort of thing you silly boy.
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cengland0 cengland0 (1882 days ago)
You might be right but according to this video, there are large portions of major cities that do not allow motorized vehicles at all.
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You might be right but according to this video, there are large portions of major cities that do not allow motorized vehicles at all.
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Guest: Silly boy (1881 days ago)
Nowhere in this video does it say that. There are lots of cycle lanes; and in some parts of the cities vehicles are banned for all or part of the days. Do you really look like the twit in your photo; or is that a joke?
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Nowhere in this video does it say that. There are lots of cycle lanes; and in some parts of the cities vehicles are banned for all or part of the days. Do you really look like the twit in your photo; or is that a joke?
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cengland0 cengland0 (1881 days ago)
Look at 5:58 because it says cars are completely banned there.
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Look at 5:58 because it says cars are completely banned there.
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