PHOTO CAPTION: Cycling in the Netherlands promoted in video.

Dutch Cycling Embassy Aims to Spread Biking Culture

7-minute English language video introducing Dutch Cycling Embassy initiative to offer advice and assistance in developing better bicycle infrastructure globally.

Published: 27-Sep-2011

UK politicians hand out £5000 bungs to buyers of electric cars (take up has been low) and are spending millions on e-car recharging infrastructure (there will be tears before bedtime). Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, many millions of Euros are spent on upgrading the already quite gorgeous infrastructure for bicycles.

Pah! What do the Dutch know that we don't? Quite a lot it seems.


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