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Speaking of Bikes…

Via David Hembrow, check out this trailer for Van Der Valk, an early 70s Brit cop show set in Amsterdam. Note that you only see a few cyclists (and one horse-drawn wagon); it might as well be Starsky and Hutch cruising around their fictive Southern California. It’s an interesting reminder that cities like Amsterdam and Copenhagen were not just natural cycling hotbeds, but became so through very conscious decisions made by planners and politicians.

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2 Responses to “Speaking of Bikes…”

  1. Peter Says:

    and maybe a couple of bike and walk advocates.

  2. Jim Jones Says:

    Well a random TV trailer is hardly a scientific survey. Every last person and thing in the shots could have been put there by the director. If he did not want bikes there would be no bikes.

    I am by the way strongly in favour of cycling but to me this is not worth presenting as ‘evidence’. Quite the contrary, I think it weakens the position of anyone wishing to promote non-motorised transport as Tom’s original blog entry seems to suggest he does.

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