Lessons from The Netherlands

On September 21st, the City of Toronto hosted Dutch bicycle planners for a competition to re-design Toronto’s streets. The planners partnered with local professionals and community groups (including TCAT!) to form two teams. Their designs were unveiled the next night and can be viewed on the City’s website.

Toronto isn’t the only North American city hoping to learn from the Dutch. In an article on CommonDreams, Jay Walljasper explains why US cities are also turning their attention to The Netherlands. In his article, Walljasper isolates 4 lessons that he learned while traveling to The Netherlands with a team of experts from San Francisco:

The team from San Francisco travelled to a number of cities to see how education, infrastructure and transportation policies have led to such high numbers of bike commuters. Read the full story here.

Posted On: October 13, 2010