The Cargo Cult of Cycling Culture
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|Note that even though this is almost flat between Great Britain and the Netherlands, this is the best case graph for people who think there's a correlation between car fuel price and cycling. This is because this graph concerns only the price of petrol. If you compare diesel prices then it doesn, those are somewhat lower in the Netherlands vs. other countries. Diesel costs less here than in the UK, for instance and perhaps unsurprisingly, diesel cars are common in the Netherlands.|
|All trips within Copenhagen 2002.|
Bicycles "slightly less than one
fifth", cars just over half.
|All trips within Copenhagen 2010.|
33% for bicycles, 40% by car, 27% public
transport. They missed out walking.
Any claims for growth in cycling in
Copenhagen have to be judged against the
steady decline in Danish cycling since 1992
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to build cycling infrastructure which
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|Note that this was a long struggle. The|
photo shows Minister Zeevalking
receiving information from protestors
in 1982. (wikimedia)
|Between 1972 and 2013, fatalities on the roads dropped|
dramatically in the Netherlands. Child fatalities have
reduced to just 2% of the previous level.
|Hills or headwind don't put me off,|
A Sturmey Archer hub gives wings to my bike.