Once Around the Web: Amster-dammit! Why can’t we have that?!

Seattle is making great strides in bicycling and biking facilities – check out this, and this, and this. But there’s always room for improvement and there’s always some place doing it better right? And that place is usually Amsterdam.

Amsterdam, the land of a thousand cycles

Amsterdam is a city of almost 800,000 inhabitants, and 600,000 bicycles.

Two-Wheeled Tourism: 10 Cities to Visit If You Love Bikes

There’s no denying that if you’re a bike lover, Amsterdam should be at the top of your list. Here people are practically born on bicycles, and if you want to experience the city like a real local, there’s no better way.

From Streetfilms we have: Some Things You Might See While In Amsterdam

In response to this piece in the New York Times, The Dutch Prize Their Pedal Power, but a Sea of Bikes Swamps Their Capital, Streetfilms also put together this piece:

In Amsterdam, even the art gets out of the way of the bikes!

Dutch cyclists celebrate victory over Rijksmuesum: Bicycle path to remain

Bicycle Underpass Rijksmuseum Amsterdam originally opened on July 13th, 1885 and re-opened on April 13th, 2013 after an almost 10 year renovation.

Bicycle path leading up to the Rijksmuseum, Stadhouderskade 42. Credit: Martin Moos, Lonely Planet

Bicycle path leading up to the Rijksmuseum, Stadhouderskade 42. Credit: Martin Moos, Lonely Planet

 

And in case you are wondering… The World’s Top 20 Cycling Cities (Amsterdam is #1 of course!)