While cities like New York struggle to get people onto bikes, Amsterdam is trying to keep its hordes of bikes under control. In a city of 800,000, there are 880,000 bicycles, the government estimates, four times the number of cars. In the past two decades, travel by bike has grown by 40 percent so that now about 32 percent of all trips within the city are by bike, compared with 22 percent by car.

—John Tagliabue, “The Dutch Prize Their Pedal Power, but a Sea of Bikes Swamps Their Capital”
Photo: Pavel Prokopchik for The New York Times

While cities like New York struggle to get people onto bikes, Amsterdam is trying to keep its hordes of bikes under control. In a city of 800,000, there are 880,000 bicycles, the government estimates, four times the number of cars. In the past two decades, travel by bike has grown by 40 percent so that now about 32 percent of all trips within the city are by bike, compared with 22 percent by car.

—John Tagliabue, “The Dutch Prize Their Pedal Power, but a Sea of Bikes Swamps Their Capital

Photo: Pavel Prokopchik for The New York Times

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