Portland at its peak had a bicycle trip share of around 6%:
Dutch cities seem to range from about 25 to 50%:
So, re: Portland-- better than other US cities, but still barely scratching the surface.
Juan Dominguez said:Nice thread, I wonder, How does it compare to Portland?
I was there in May and got to ride some borrowed bikes. It was awesome. It was soooo nice to be able to bike around without getting honked at, almost doored, or swerving around oblivious pedestrians. I want to go back and do a bicycle tour.
Did you get to go to Deventer?
Did you end up buying an "Oma fiets" like you wanted?
Shay said:I was there in May and got to ride some borrowed bikes. It was awesome. It was soooo nice to be able to bike around without getting honked at, almost doored, or swerving around oblivious pedestrians. I want to go back and do a bicycle tour.
Great blog post, but I do hate the way Dutch bikes are so huge, they seem to tower over other bikes on the rack. I'm sure it's not an issue in Holland as most/all bikes are Dutch, but over here they seem to me like the SUV of the bicycle world. My take on them has been colored by the fact that I once spent about 10 minutes getting my bicycle untangled from a Dutch bike that was locked way too close to mine.
The lights are times at 20 kpm, that is about 12 miles per hour... I would lose my balance at that slow speed and just fall over
milesperhour said:i love the multi-level bike parking lots they have there.
Copenhagen is even more amazing. Commuters can travel into the city with green lights the entire way. I wish all cities would do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtX8qiC_rXE&feature=related
20K per minute is 744 miles per hour.
Ya, you'd lose your balance due to your bicycle falling apart from the forces acting upon it. (Even a Seven would crumble at that speed sadly.)