Saturday, March 15, 2008

Traffic Jam in Amsterdam

The Dutch really impress me. I haven't travelled abroad much, but surely it can't get much better than this when it comes to sustainable travel solutions... Bicycles!

You see bicycles everywhere in Holland:

Tens of thousands of bicycles:

And the variety... These aren't just the exercise-obsessed racing and mountain bikes of the USA... These are practical, down-to-earth, get-me-where-I'm-going and let-me-haul-my-stuff-along-with-me bicycles:

I'm not saying that I'm inspired enough to get rid of my Toyota 4Runner and start cycling to work... But I sure am feeling more embarrased by the excuses I keep making.
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