It's a cold day here today. The temperature is 0 C ( freezing point ) and snow is falling.
I just went out for a quick ride around the block in the snow to show that cyclists don't stop here just because it's a bit cold.
These two are primary school children returning to school after going home for lunch. Primary school children almost always go home for lunch.
My youngest daughter and a friend returning home - they had a half day today, though not because of the snow.
This is the same location shown in the rush hour video. I have no doubt this area would have been just as busy this morning despite the cold.
A second cyclist in the same location.
Note that despite the cold he's confident enough to use an umbrella to keep the snow out of his eyes while cycling.
All the cycle paths and roads have been gritted and salted so there is no chance of slipping over.
Someone without gloves so keeping his hands warm in his pockets instead.
Another umbrella holding cyclist.
Cycling is important here. It is treated seriously.
If a high rate of cycling all year around is important then it must be possible for cyclists to use their bikes in all conditions.
I have a series of posts about winter riding and night riding.
There is also a video from last year showing cyclists in the city centre at sub-zero temperatures.
The first two photos were taken on cycle paths, the middle two on a junction between a bicycle road (where cyclists have priority) and a cycle path, and the last two photos were taken on roads. I should perhaps point out that due to the amount of salt that has been put on the road, the slush that the cyclists are riding through corrodes everything on a bike quickly. A quality Dutch bike for everyday use has a fully enclosed chain and a very good paint job.
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