April 12, 2016

Cycling Around Amsterdam in the 1970s

If you’ve ever visited the Netherlands, you can’t help but wonder why Dutch streets are so much more cycle-friendly.

Cycling is a ubiquitous mode of transport in the Netherlands, with 31.2% of the people listing the bike as their main mode of transport for daily activities. Cycling has a modal share of 27% of all trips (urban and rural) nationwide. In cities this is even higher, such as Amsterdam which has 38%. Check out these interesting vintage photographs below, which capture the cycling scenes in Amsterdam in the 1970s.


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