The History of Dutch Bike Paths

The History of Dutch Bike Paths

Posted on 22. Nov, 2010 by in Video

This interesting little video documents the history of separated bicycle infrastructure in the Netherlands. Of course, the Dutch are famous for bicycling, but it is fascinating to learn how their current infrastructure has evolved over the last few hundred years. In contrast, the history of the roads in the United States is vastly different, although it is notable that in both cases, bicycles definitely predated automobiles to some extent or another. Anyhow, enjoy this fun little piece of history.

Via Copenhagenize.

6 Responses to “The History of Dutch Bike Paths”

  1. David Hembrow

    22. Nov, 2010

    Yes, from Copenhagenize in November… or perhaps from elsewhere in June along with the photos and text which explain more of what it is about.

  2. Melanie Meyers

    23. Nov, 2010

    Hi David,

    I wasn’t aware that you had posted more extensively on this. It was very interesting to read all of the associated text. Thanks for pointing that out!

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  4. Mark Patterson

    25. Nov, 2010

    Thanks for the video! I’d love to visit the Netherlands and see this in person, or better yet help bring their bike culture to the states.

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  6. aa

    11. May, 2011

    Cool, I bought the Giant that is awesome!

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