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What Does Bicycle Rush-Hour Look Like?
The Infrastructurist ^ | Friday May 14th | Daniel Lippman

Posted on 05/14/2010 10:38:27 AM PDT by Willie Green

A cool video spotted by Buzzfeed shows a city in the Netherlands that has made bikes a transit priority. Find the full video here (on YouTube).


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Travel
KEYWORDS: liberalagenda

1 posted on 05/14/2010 10:38:27 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green

What do they do when it rains or snows?


2 posted on 05/14/2010 10:39:51 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
What do they do when it rains or snows?

They take high speed train. One of the reasons that the Euro is tanking and needs a $1 Trillion bailout.

3 posted on 05/14/2010 10:42:09 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Willie Green

Looks great, sounds nice.

Especially as in the video on a lovely spring day.

Please note, Holland and Denmark are both as flat as a pancake.

You do not want everybody having to do this in Pittsburgh or any other vertically challenging area.


4 posted on 05/14/2010 10:43:52 AM PDT by slorunner
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To: Willie Green

Gee, I wonder what it looks like:
1) In the rain,
2) During the winter,
3) In the dark,
3.1) During Katrina,
4) With kids on their way to soccer practice, or
5) After your colonoscopy?


5 posted on 05/14/2010 10:44:43 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Willie Green

If you are American, there could be a bicycle in your future. Chinese use motorbikes and cars now.


6 posted on 05/14/2010 10:45:39 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Willie Green

Unlike their American counter parts, it looks like these people actually obey traffic rules.


7 posted on 05/14/2010 10:46:16 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: trisham
What do they do when it rains or snows?

They make a different video: Cycle Rush Hour in the Snow - Utrecht, Netherlands

8 posted on 05/14/2010 10:46:26 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: trisham

9 posted on 05/14/2010 10:48:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Willie Green

Gee. Looks like fun! /s


10 posted on 05/14/2010 10:49:08 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Willie Green
LOL....I left a comment that it looks like glowbull warming to me.

It's "pending approval"

11 posted on 05/14/2010 10:50:22 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
"Unlike their American counter parts, it looks like these people sheep actually obey traffic rules."

No charge.

12 posted on 05/14/2010 10:51:13 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JoeProBono

Yikes.


13 posted on 05/14/2010 10:52:32 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Willie Green

Notice no fatsos? In the summer it’s fun to watch the Dutch women ride by. The cycling gives them great legs!


14 posted on 05/14/2010 10:55:53 AM PDT by Freds2nd
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To: Willie Green

Small stuff.

Now, in China, that’s a bicycle rush hour. Or used to be.


15 posted on 05/14/2010 10:56:52 AM PDT by Quix (BLOKES who got us where we R: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: JoeProBono

Hehe, they’re riding skinny tired cruisers and hipster fixies. Needless to say, this country is known for it’s “dikes”.


16 posted on 05/14/2010 11:01:18 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Pro life & Vegan because I respect all life, Republican because our enemies don't respect ours.)
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To: Willie Green

Lazy ba_tards, why don’t they walk. Been there. It is flat as a cow-pie and people live near work. I went to a meeting in Utrecht courtesy of Dutch Health to advise them on how to assess some of their severely contaminated sites. I was instructed to keep track of all expenses and retain receipts. It took almost 10 months to get reimbursed after having to send receipt copies no less than 3 times—never have I witnessed such incompetence. They typify the lazy liberal/progressive.


17 posted on 05/14/2010 11:03:17 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: slorunner

Our wishing it were so won’t make it happen for us. EVERYTHING has to change to make this possible in America. You can’t commute by bike 25-50 miles each way. That means we would all have to live and work MUCH closer together. Even commuter trains are ineffective for us because we live and work SO spread out in most of the country. If youu have to drive to the train station, then drive from the train station to your job, the system is pretty ineffective compared to just driving directly to your job.


18 posted on 05/14/2010 11:21:48 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: Willie Green
OUTTA MY WAY!!!!!!!!!!!
19 posted on 05/14/2010 11:33:03 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Lazy ba_tards, why don’t they walk. Been there. It is flat as a cow-pie and people live near work.

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Ummm, biking is exercise, and pretty good exercise at that. Hmmm, flat and close, pretty perfect for riding bike to work.

I can’t judge their competence, as you have, but calling them lazy for riding their bikes makes no sense.


20 posted on 05/14/2010 11:48:48 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Darteaus94025

1. Not really an issue, need some cheap/simple clothing to protect from rain

2. Netherlands winter is not Canadian winter! and even here in Toronto you see bike messengers darting through traffic when it is -20C outside. Mater of clothing, having special tires and using special break pads and oil.

3. LED lights in front and back, most city streets are very well lit anyway.

3.1 They build better levies there apparently. If you really need to get the hell out of the city. Pack saddle bags with food and water, if you are in shape you can make it few hundred km pretty easily and you won’t be stuck in traffic when everyone else decides to do the same

4. Kids can bike from pretty young age, if they are too little you can ride with them in the trailer or in child seats (can be behind saddle or in front of the steering)

5. Got me here!

Living in the city bike has a lot of advantages, you do not depends on traffic, get good exercise and it is dead cheap (if you stick with cheap functional stuff and not break bank on fancy racing gear). Hills and such are really not a big deal, just need a decent bike with actual gears(not a fixie) and get in shape and hills become fun.


21 posted on 05/14/2010 12:29:34 PM PDT by dimk
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To: Willie Green

The way it’s speeded up it definitely needs the Benny Hill soundtrack and a few scantily dressed bike chicks thrown in for good measure.


22 posted on 05/14/2010 12:35:22 PM PDT by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: Willie Green

For the serfs. The elites drive like normal people.


23 posted on 05/14/2010 12:38:13 PM PDT by riri
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To: Willie Green

The most popular vehicles seemed to be busses and Sprinters like mine.


24 posted on 05/14/2010 12:51:06 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: dmz

I can’t judge their competence, as you have, but calling them lazy for riding their bikes makes no sense.”

I was joking dmz. I ride a bike for exercise too.

They are lazy in that they don’t work hard at their jobs. Here I am doing same.


25 posted on 05/14/2010 1:06:40 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Neoliberalnot

oops.

I need to have my humor detector checked.


26 posted on 05/14/2010 1:36:08 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Onelifetogive
I live ~15 miles away - 1/2 hour to drive; 60 minutes to bike.

One hour longer day, but I get two hours of exercise that makes the weight come off and raises the HDL much better than running seems to.

I admit, it's not for everybody, and it's not for everyday.

27 posted on 05/14/2010 1:46:55 PM PDT by Castlebar
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To: trisham

“What do they do when it rains or snows?”

As the video shows, they slow way, way down—even walking lest they fall and bust their asses badly.


28 posted on 05/14/2010 1:55:09 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Willie Green

I worked for 15 years for an international company, and our Dutch workers were at the very top.

They put in 8 hours per day, and hurried to the bus or train to get home.

The English put in 5 hours per day, between coffee, pub lunch and tea. On a good day. All the time compalining about the stupid (American) head office.


29 posted on 05/14/2010 2:05:24 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker
lest they fall and bust their asses badly.

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Now there's a video I'd like to see.

30 posted on 05/14/2010 2:43:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Willie Green


A cool video spotted by Buzzfeed shows a city in the
Netherlands that has made bikes a transit priority.

As long as they don’t need a $20 million grant from the federal guvmint.

That’s what has happened here in Columbia, MO with “Get About Columbia”.

With this waste of taxpayer dollars, these zealots have set back the
cause of bicycling in Columbia, MO a generation or two.


31 posted on 05/14/2010 3:27:00 PM PDT by VOA
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To: dimk

All good points. I ride the fixie when I can, but in Dallas there are lots of places with no sidewalk and the fixed gear makes jumping curbs a pain. Plus, more substantial tires are good in those places so I have other bikes I’ll take when doing city riding most times.

Ride on bro.


32 posted on 05/14/2010 3:29:30 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: Willie Green

No helmets, either. Ha!


33 posted on 05/15/2010 4:29:55 AM PDT by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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