Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dutch support for Taipei Bike lanes

Taipei Mayor Ko gets support from the Dutch. Good job.Read the article HERE. Guy Wittich, the representative at the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office (NTIO) cycles on a Taipei YouBike to work. (Courtesy of NTIO) Exerpt:
The development of Dutch cycling culture started after 1970. At that time, cars caused frequent and serious traffic-congestion problems. With the people's increased consciousness and government support, the government established bike lanes and bike parking areas, and implemented related education, as well as regulatory policies for transportation and insurance.
Related, an interesting story how Dutch got their bike paths. This is quite intersting as in Taiwan there is a lot of objection to the bike paths, the bottom line statement is "build and they will come" hopefully so.

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