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Designing cities for bicycling

We’ll get there at some point… The key is being able to cycle to work without all the sweating.

The Dutch Way – Bicycles and Fresh Bread – NYTimes.com

More important, I think, is mind-set. Take bicycles. The advent of bike lanes in some American cities may seem like a big step, but merely marking a strip of the road for recreational cycling spectacularly misses the point. In Amsterdam, nearly everyone cycles, and cars, bikes and trams coexist in a complex flow, with dedicated bicycle lanes, traffic lights and parking garages. But this is thanks to a different way of thinking about transportation.

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