What can the Netherlands teach us about promoting bicycle use?

What can the Netherlands teach us about promoting bicycle use?

A biker pedals in one of Amsterdam’s bicycle lanes. The prominence of bike lanes in the city is due in part to community activism and human-centered policy decisions. Photo by Multerland/Flickr. Darío Hidalgo is EMBARQ’s Director for Research and Practice, with over twenty years of experience as a transport expert, consultant, and government official. Hidalgo is a Colombian native who grew up participating in Ciclovía in Bogotá , and a frequent contributor to TheCityFix. In 1998, when the local administration of Bogotá, Colombia – my home city – began heavily promoting bicycle use, residents felt ambivalent about the new mode of transport. M ore than 300 kilometers (186 miles) of permanent bike lanes later, trips made by bicycle accounted for 5% of total trips made in Bogotá in 2011, up from less than 1% in 1998. However, this is still a far cry from the Netherlands, where...

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