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There's still hope: life in the City of Bikes (or how Amsterdam made it happen)

Agus Echague

This is an amazing mini doco on Bikes in Amsterdam. The most amazing thing is that the city had the same issues in the 1970s as big cities have today and as a whole stood up, said "enough" and pushed for change.
I super recommend you watch this, tis very short and super informative and, hopefully, will inspire some food for thought.
"The locals took some very specific steps to get to where they are today, something that many other cities around the world could learn from."

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  • CelloMom

    This also helps - a lot. (As in, since the introduction of this law, biking in the Netherlands has gone from a great to an absolutely superb experience). Might be just what it takes to jumpstart a cycling culture in the US?

    From the website of the Dutch automobile association:
    "In the case of a collision between a motor vehicle and a cyclist or pedestrian, the law provides for extra protection, since it considers the cyclist or pedestrian as the more vulnerable traffic participant. After all, a motor vehicle represents a higher risk for the surrounding traffic, because of its speed and weight.
    "Basic Rule:
    The driver of the motor vehicle is liable for the accident, unless he can prove otherwise. In practice, this is extremely difficult."
    More details in my post:

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is fantastic. I love what Street Films is doing to document how cities are becoming more livable.