Keeping the Dutch Cyclists Rolling
Take any list of cycling-friendly countries and the Netherlands will be on top. The Dutch cycling infrastructure is rightfully praised for its effectiveness and extent, making every point of the country accessible by bicycle. Now wonder that the Dutch are the most cycling nation on the planet. The bicycle ownership rates in the Netherlands are beyond belief - the average is 1.1 bicycles per person! For example, in my household, we have 7 bicycles between the four of us, and that's including two children, one of whom can't even walk yet. Cycling is obviously very popular in the Netherlands, thanks to the magnificent Dutch cycling infrastructure. However, what few people realize is that it takes a massive effort to make and keep it successful.