"How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths"

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"How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths"

Postby familyguy » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:09 am

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/ ... ike-paths/

I cant watch the video until tonight at home, but it would appear to be a potted history of Dutch cycling activism, regional politics guiding cultural change, and forward thinking that still isn't seen anywhere else.

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Re: "How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths"

Postby il padrone » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:24 pm

Result of the "Stop Kindermoord" campaign, in tandem with the 1973 Oil Crisis. Ironic that the Australian response to the 'fear' of child deaths on the roads is to remove children from the roads, into the back seat of the SUV, where they are at much greater risk of obesity and all the remainng cyclists are under greater threat as well :roll:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuBdf9jYj7o&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube]
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Re: "How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths"

Postby waramatt » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:30 pm

il padrone wrote:Result of the "Stop Kindermoord" campaign, in tandem with the 1973 Oil Crisis. Ironic that the Australian response to the 'fear' of child deaths on the roads is to remove children from the roads, into the back seat of the SUV, where they are at much greater risk of obesity and all the remainng cyclists are under greater threat as well :roll:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuBdf9jYj7o&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube]


Great post Padrone..we can always rely on you for insight and intelligent debate. :)
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Re: "How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths"

Postby drubie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:43 pm

I am surprised it had nothing to do with "ovens", but the limited list of things linked in my brain to the word "dutch" short circuits any sensible commentary.
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