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An American in Amsterdam on Dutch Cycling Policy

12:45 PM PDT on October 28, 2011

In many US cities, Departments of Transportation are thinking about how biking fits in as a viable mode of transportation.  In this second video from the Bikes Belong delegation to the Netherlands, Streetfilms was able to talk one-on-one with US Consul General, Julie A. Ruterbories.  This American in Amsterdam learned to use a bicycle to commute in Amsterdam. She also values how cycling not only helps make people healthier but in cities where biking is prevalent, it has a positive effect on the health of the city. "It is great to see societies embracing the greater good," says Julie Ruterbories, in reference to Dutch culture mainstreaming cycling.

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