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That’s because there are so many bikes in the Netherlands. If Dutch people tried to bring their bikes on their train journeys, the trains would be as long as the whole Dutch rail network…
That was one of the surprising findings on a parliamentatry study tour to the Netherlands I accompanied last month. Click to watch a short movie on the trip.
Count the helmets.
MPs and Lords from the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group visited the Netherlands in April 2009 with officials from British cycling organisations.
This 12-minute video is a record of that study trip.