Also from EcoVelo, ran across this great video of John Pucher discussing “Cycling for Everyone”. It’s fascinating to see the numbers of accidents, and rates of ridership among the elderly and more in Europe compared to the US. Something else he touches on is something we documented earlier from Danish planner, Jan Gehl, where car-centric planning in Europe caused precipitous drop in cycling (up to 80%) until major campaigns in the late 60’s and 70’s were implemented to focus on the creation of bicycle facilities. Since that time, Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands have tripled there bicycle infrastructure and seen exponential ridership levels.
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