The Dutch do it well, don’t they? Almost 30 % of all trips were by bicycle between 2005 & 2007 (yes I know those figures are a bit old but I bet they’re still around that level). They cycle with their clothes on. And blow me down if they don’t have Europe’s lowest percentage of cyclist deaths per billion kilometres cycled in spite of their horribly dangerous practice of never wearing helmets!!!!* Ahem.
So they’re pretty good at this cycling-for-transport game. When they talk, I listen. Last night Marc van Woudenberg, aka @amsterdamized was good enough to give us a bit of his experience on Radio NZ. And of course clever Radio NZ have embed code, so you can listen to him here. Enjoy!
*Fortunately we in NZ are Very Sensible and we would never ride without helmets, which is why we have such a good
road cycle safety record h–… Oh.