Not Dutch, but lived there while my son was learning to ride a bike. We were stopped one day, on the way to school, and two vehicles at the other sides of a complicated intersection came to a complete stop (they had no stop sign) and waved my son out so he could cross confidently and at his own pace. Thank you, kind humans. Great place for a kid learning to ride a bike on the roads. I think he's regressed since we moved back to the States because there are very few places I feel safe with him biking with traffic. Roads and drivers here are not bike friendly.
Stop the Child Murder is a hard cause not to get behind. I'm gonna make a Kickstarter, see how far that goes.
Geography has a lot to do with that. There aren’t many flatter places in the world.
I’d love to see more cycling in the US. The Dutch have also mastered the use of cargo bikes to haul children and things. We are looking into a cargo bike for school and shopping runs. If you live somewhere hilly you can get them with electric assist.
So let me get this straight, there are countries who give a shit when their children are dying unnecessarily? How exotic!
I do not know about Amsterdam but I mean, in many other cities they have almost no traffic lights at all. Because they do not need them. I loved walking around Groningen and just watching almost no cars. So fucking peaceful. Also tons of gorgeous college girls. Coffee shops are also good.
Geez, child murder in America can’t even get you background checks on firearms.
It's refreshing that a country cares about their kids
But tourists in Amsterdam are warned to better not ride a bike, because it's so dangerous in the narrow, crowded streets..
By 'however' I think you mean 'because'
Much of The Netherlands urban planning policy was influenced heavily by Jane Jacobs.
I wonder if something similar happened in Denmark. People always forget that Denmark is as bike-friendly or more than Holland.