Groningen, Bicycles, and Commerce
- A nice clip from an older BBC article on cycling in Bristol, though
the story's mostly about Groningen in Holland.
> In the late 1970s Groningen was much like Bristol is now, with carsTies in to many recent discussions.
> ruling the road and cyclists condemned to the gutter.
> But then the city set about a radical transformation, investing a
> similar amount of money to Bristol.
> They ripped up some of the roads and built a network of largely
> traffic-free cycle lanes.
> In the centre of the city, cars were removed altogether and
> replaced with a relaxed space for bicycles and pedestrians.
> A specially designed bike park was created at the railway station
> with 5,000 bike racks.
> At first there was resistance from some local businesses who were
> concerned about restraining motorists but now there is a clamour
> for the "cyclisation" to go even further.
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