Comment 99876

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted April 04, 2014 at 19:36:08 in reply to Comment 99860

Actually, this is quite the opposite of reality.

After Rotterdam was liberated by the Canadian Army, it was rebuilt as an American-style car-dominated city. Like all other cities in The Netherlands, it was redesigned for cycling starting in the 1970's, but to this very day its cycling mode share is very low for The Netherlands, only 25%.

Fortunately, there are plans to turn that around and make Rotterdam a much better city. For details, see:

http://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2011/0...

To my North American eyes, Rotterdam is the most American-style city in all of The Netherlands. That is because it was perhaps the most damaged city in The Netherlands during WWII, with the German aerial bombing of May 1940 destroying the port and city centre.

As we see from the above link, the people of Rotterdam are rebuilding their city for people, not cars. We can do exactly the same thing in Hamilton.

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