Peter – Questions for Pascal

In the videos, I’m surprised by how developed the Dutch cycling infrastructure was. I have a couple questions about this:

  1. Why do you think the Netherlands has developed such a robust cycling culture? Was the cycling culture because of the existing infrastructure or was the infrastructure a result of the cycling culture? Basically, which came first – the infrastructure or the culture?
  2. Another thing I noticed in the videos was the number of bikes that would just be left standing on their own. How much of a problem is bicycle theft? If it isn’t a problem, how has Amsterdam managed to keep theft low?
  3. Are there any problems with cycling culture that Americans would not know about? We typically look at cycling culture as this wonderful thing that has absolutely no issues and should be adopted everywhere.

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