Cycling is so common that the tag “cyclist” has no meaning

March 25, 2007

Da’ Square Wheelman’s recent blog post contains the above quote from Roelof Wittink, a cycling advocate in the Netherlands. He says “Everyone is doing it – young people, retired people, mothers, ministers, members of the royal family.”

It shows what can happen if cycling is made a priority in all aspects of government planning.

I’m currently in the midst of planning a week-long Netherlands bike tour over the May school holidays and can’t wait to experience Europe’s cycling capital first hand.

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One Response to “Cycling is so common that the tag “cyclist” has no meaning”

  1. Karl McCracken Says:

    There was an interesting article in yesterday’s Sunday Times that alluded to how the Dutch have changed perception of hat public space (ROADS) are for. This sort of thing is coming to a town near you (and you and you and you) soon – it’ll be interesting to see how the typical Brit adapts their behaviour and choice of transport as a result.


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