The video shows a Monday morning from a few weeks back. I made the video at around 11 in the morning, which is a very low time for cycling - especially so on a Monday morning like this one as the shops are all shut.
This is a very typical scene of what it's like when it's not rush hour.
Cycling is relaxing, not stressful. There's no need to concentrate unduly on potential dangers.
The next video was made on the way back from an event in the city. We rode home after midnight, separated from the light motor traffic the whole way. Again, it's relaxing, not stressful.
In the Netherlands, cycling is for everyone. It's not only for commuters, not only for confident young adults, but for everyone in all stages of their life and at all times of the day and night.
The simple ordinariness of cycling in the Netherlands is what is so special about it.
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