This morning’s ThinkBike LA opening session, hosted by the Dutch Consulate, was an exceptional look into how the world’s leading cycling nation does things. There’s a lot that Los Angeles can learn from. Don’t miss tomorrow’s closing session & after party — details here.
Today also saw the launch of the “Dutch Cycling Embassy,” a public-private group of Dutch bicycling experts designed to help others around the world learn from their best practices. Their video (above) provides an excellent overview of the Dutch approach to bicycling. Rich and poor ride bikes because the system was designed to make biking appealing, easy and safe.
Here’s a handout of background information and recommendations from ThinkBike LA (via Flying Pigeon LA / @flyingpigeonla).