“Build it, and they will come.”

A 6-minute mini-documentary tells the story of how the Dutch acquired their famous network of urban bicycle paths. Sequence of events:

1. Primarily pedestrian and bicycle traffic (early 1900s)

2. Booming economy =  more cars + more sprawl + more roads = high pedestrian/cyclist fatality rate (middle 1900s)

3. Protests + Economic crisis = Bicycling returns (late 1900s)

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