>Let’s go Dutch


Great vintage footage of a bicycling culture that we just don’t have in the U.S.A.
I live in a bike friendly city (for the most part), but I wish it was more like Holland (or much of Europe for that matter). In fact, I would love to see bikes outnumber cars.

I think what I am most struck by is that no one is wearing all the cycling gear that we feel we need today. Of course they are not wearing helmets, which were not available then, but they also don’t need bike shorts, jerseys, etc. Dresses and sport coats were just fine – even wooden shoes!

As a comparison, I’m adding this video of rush hour, April 2010, 8:30 AM in Utrecht Netherlands.

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