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Cruising a Superhighway Built for Bikes

Leave it to the Dutch to engineer the psychology of the regional bike commute.
A superhighway built for bikes connects the mid-sized Dutch cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen.
A superhighway built for bikes connects the mid-sized Dutch cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen.Streetfilms

Vimeo: Biking the Arnhem-Nijmegen Cycle Supe...

Imagine a world where a safe, usable bike route between neighboring towns isn’t good enough because there are stoplights interrupting it. That world is the Netherlands, where such “inadequacies” are recognized and responded to with full-throated government support. That’s how they build projects like the RijnWaalpad, an 11-mile cycling highway that sails between the southeastern cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen without a single stop.