Video: Holland Launches Dutch Cycling Embassy to Distribute Its Expertise
October 4, 2011
The Dutch have formed an embassy aimed specifically at helping other nations develop safe, functional bike transit infrastructure.
The Dutch Cycling Embassy (which isn’t actually an embassy, more like a “comprehensive network of private companies, traffic and infrastructure consultants and manufacturers, NGOs, universities and research institutions, and national and local governments”) launched in late September with this video, which demonstrates how Holland “pulled itself up by its bootstraps” from imminent car-dependency in the 1970s. It also showcases the ease with which a Dutch human can transport herself, via bike, to what appears to be a GIS class.