Amsterdam Shifted from Cars to Bikes, How Can Other Cities Follow?
Known as the biking capital of the world, or even a “cyclist’s paradise,” Amsterdam totals 767 km in bike lanes and paths across the city and sees an average of 2 million km cycled per day by residents. The popularity of cycling as a main source of transportation is aided by the city’s flat surface, dense population, and moderate climate. However, Gerrit Faber of the Flietsersbond, or Cyclists’ Union, states “it’s not what we have because of our [city] genes. We built it — and other cities can,