What a Bicycling Paradise Looks Like

5/19/2010 10:45:25 AM

Tags: Environment, bicycling, bikes, cities, Utrecht, Feministing, Danielle Maestretti

Feministing hipped me to this amazing video from Utrecht, a city of about 300,000 in the Netherlands, where one-third of all trips are made by bicycle. The video shows a busy—but never too gummed-up!—intersection during rush hour. Utne’s hometown of Minneapolis is a great city for cycling, but this bike-happy glimpse of Utrecht made me drool:



   

Source: Feministing



Related Content

Not an Environmentalist? You Have Lots of Company

Why is it so hard for many people to say that they’re environmentalists? ...

Republicans for Environmental Protection (Really)

Republicans for Environmental Protection may sound like one of those fake advocacy groups that corpo...

Greedy Environmentalists: Green, Inc. (Book Review)

The highly paid leaders of big environmental organizations are compromising themselves and the plane...

Sustainability's Dark Side: Crockpot 07.06.12

The demand for biofuels is bad news for poor farmers in Guatemala.

Content Tools
RSS




Post a comment below.

 

Gábor Bánóczi
5/20/2010 9:42:32 PM
Hah, the only difference?? How about he added sense of safe mobility for the teenagers. BTW, even pedestrians will cause congestion in larger cities... In any case: thank you for the posting.

lja
5/20/2010 11:19:05 AM
Also notice the reduced noise and exhaust gasses, active rather than sedentary bodies,and a small but significant reduction in the isolation of one individual from another.

William Bednarz_1
5/20/2010 9:50:24 AM
About the only difference I saw was the size of the vechicle - bikes are smaller than cars - but still congestion -.- Greatly reduced - YES



Pay Now & Save $5!
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Want to gain a fresh perspective? Read stories that matter? Feel optimistic about the future? It's all here! Utne Reader offers provocative writing from diverse perspectives, insightful analysis of art and media, down-to-earth news and in-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.

Save Even More Money By Paying NOW!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Utne Reader for only $31.00 (USA only).

Or Bill Me Later and pay just $36 for 4 issues of Utne Reader!