Bicycle planning and infrastructure, continued

Here’s a nifty little video showing some of the Netherlands’ bicycle infrastructure with commentary by visiting American planners.  Bikes Belong, through their Bicycling Design Best Practices Program, took a group of planners and engineers from Miami, Chicago, and Washington DC on a study tour of cities in the Netherlands to learn more about how the Dutch have very deliberately built bicycle facilities, required cycling education, and planned traffic flow to encourage cycling.

The video shows lots of people bicycling, a variety of bike lanes, intersection designs, cycle-specific traffic signals – good to see how it can be done when government plans and follows through on a vision (of course, high density helps, too).  Bikes Belong also has a short document describing some of the Netherlands’ efforts.