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Groningen, Bicycles, and Commerce

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  • Richard Risemberg
    A nice clip from an older BBC article on cycling in Bristol, though the story s mostly about Groningen in Holland. ... Ties in to many recent discussions. URL
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 10, 2009
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      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 cars
      > 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.

      Ties in to many recent discussions.


      URL of full article:
      http://tinyurl.com/y89talk

      Rick
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