Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Amsterdam

Everyday “City Bikes” Need a Stimulus

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This Oma-fiets (or, Grandma-bicycle, in Dutch) sits for sale at the Market Street storefront of "My Dutch Bike" while a typical "American" bike is pedaled by outside. Photo by Frank Chan. Like so many people, when Soraya Nasirian saw Dutch people on bicycles, she had an epiphany. "Why aren’t more Americans riding bicycles like this?" […]

Should I Wear a Helmet Today?

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The Naparstek boys riding last year’s Summer Streets event… wearing helmets. Sarah’s "Too Much Emphasis on Safety" post yesterday brings up the question in the headline above. A Canadian Broadcasting TV crew doing a documentary on biking is filming me as I take my two sons to school on our Dutch cargo bike today. While […]