If children are to cycle to school, there had better be enough space to park their bikes. These photos (please do click on them for biggerversions as you can't see the bikes properly otherwise) show the cycle parking at one of the secondary schools in Assen. There are a thousand students at this school, and here are their bikes.
Very few children go to school by any other means, even though secondary school students travel from as far as 20 km (12 miles) away to get to school.
Of course, first of all they have to get there. Without the infrastructure on the streets, this cycle park might well be empty because the students wouldn't be cycling.
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