The History of Dutch Bike Paths

This interesting little video documents the history of separated bicycle infrastructure in the Netherlands. Of course, the Dutch are famous for bicycling, but it is fascinating to learn how their current infrastructure has evolved over the last few hundred years. In contrast, the history of the roads in the United States is vastly different, although it is notable that in both cases, bicycles definitely predated automobiles to some extent or another. Anyhow, enjoy this fun little piece of history.Via Copenhagenize.

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6 thoughts on “The History of Dutch Bike Paths”

    1. Hi David,

      I wasn’t aware that you had posted more extensively on this. It was very interesting to read all of the associated text. Thanks for pointing that out!

  1. […] over at Utility Cycling, posted this video on The History of Dutch Bike Paths contrasting it to the history of roads in the United […]

  2. Thanks for the video! I’d love to visit the Netherlands and see this in person, or better yet help bring their bike culture to the states.

  3. […] known as the Hohokam. This makes the bike paths in Phoenix more than 400 years older than the first Dutch bike path, […]

  4. aa says:

    Cool, I bought the Giant that is awesome!

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