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Imagine a City Full of Cycles, Not Cars

It appears to have worked in the Netherlands in the 1950s. (Notice how you don’t see many fat people.)

Don’t think it could happen in this country? Chicago banned cars on Lake Shore Drive to give 18,000 cyclists a crack at it. The video of a major freeway clogged with bikes is inspiring.

How about in Portland, where there are bicycle traffic jams and where it’s projected that more than half the trips in one corridor will be made by bicycles before long.

3 comments to Imagine a City Full of Cycles, Not Cars

  • Interesting video. The “Thank you Marshall” float at the end — as of George Marshall of the Marshall plan?

  • Horace

    I can’t imagine what that would be like.

    LOL! Okay, it would be cool, but I can’t imagine the amount of work to get there. The very structure of our cities would need to change. It’s not enough to ban cars on a few thoroughfares — a city has to be pretty dense to be bikeable. Many US cities aren’t like that.

  • Big Men

    cool post, that would be awesome, i think the US is too big unless it is just in the biggest of cities.