Friday, October 5, 2007

Amsterdam's Bike Population

On our recent travel to Amsterdam I couldn’t help but noticing the massive bike population. There, not only do vehicular and pedestrian traffic share the road, but also a steady stream of people traveling by bicycles. It was a bit of a culture shock for many of us, coming from the mountainous terrain of Genova. But in Amsterdam the landscape is flat and perfect for biking. Bikes are locked to racks all across the city by the dozens. In some cases bicycle garages are needed for high population areas. The major roads contain a car lane, and pedestrian side walk, and a biking lane complete with its own traffic lights.

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