There is a developed country in Europe, the capital is known as the "Kingdom of Bicycles", and the citizens have almost one bicycle

time:2022-09-25 00:07:09 source:kilakilavilla.com author:Outdoor cuisine
There is a developed country in Europe, the capital is known as the "Kingdom of Bicycles", and the citizens have almost one bicycle

When it comes to the Netherlands, many people first think of windmills, tulips, milk and cheese, etc. In particular, the windmills of the Netherlands, as the country's prominent "trademark", often appear on various tourist postcards. But after visiting Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, I found that the country, the city's features and attractions are far more exciting than we imagined. Walking on the streets of Amsterdam, in addition to the quaint and profound urban style, the biggest feeling to me is that the bicycles scattered in the streets and alleys are also a flowing landscape. No wonder some say Amsterdam is a city on a bike. I didn’t know why at first, but it wasn’t until I came to the Netherlands and wandered the streets of Amsterdam that I truly realized the city’s rich cycling culture. Walking in Amsterdam, no matter men, women and children, rich and poor, most people will ride a bicycle to travel through the city. The citizens here are all calm and relaxed, and they do not like to drive. They either take the bus or ride a bicycle. Bicycle travel, bicycle is also an indispensable main means of transportation in their lives. Bicycles can be seen in almost every corner of Amsterdam. Along the river, on the street, and in the parking lot, bicycles can be seen everywhere, making people feel like they are in the bicycle kingdom. However, the reason why bicycles have become the main means of transportation in Amsterdam is closely related to the characteristics of the city's planning and construction. There are many canals in Amsterdam, and the streets are narrow, which are not suitable for cars, let alone provide enough parking spaces. In terms of the terrain and pattern of the entire city, cycling is the most ideal way to travel. According to statistics, 40% of the traffic in Amsterdam is borne by bicycles. The city has 730,000 residents, and the number of bicycles exceeds 600,000, almost every person has one. Interestingly, in the 1970s, China was also a famous bicycle kingdom in the world, but with the rapid development of the national economy, cars gradually replaced bicycles and became people's means of transportation. In developed European countries, people are gradually abandoning cars and returning to the era of cycling. The Netherlands is a typical representative. In every neighborhood in Amsterdam, we can see many citizens commuting to get off work by bicycle. The citizens here are not because they are poor and cannot afford a car. The Netherlands is a developed country with an annual per capita income of more than 50,000 US dollars, and most families own private cars. Not a problem at all. But the citizens of Amsterdam really like bicycles, and the concept of energy saving and environmental protection is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. People do not think that transportation is a symbol of social status and status. Even senior government officials or members of the royal family still ride bicycles. One of the main reasons why Amsterdam can be a bicycle paradise is that it is a very bicycle-friendly city. There are more than 400 kilometers of bicycle paths throughout the city, which are separated from roads and sidewalks, and bicycle parking spaces are everywhere. Amsterdam is arguably the most bike-friendly city in the world, and even the police patrol by bike. In the city center, almost all areas are open to bicycles and cyclists, the rights of bicycles and cyclists are fully respected, and the public administration provides comprehensive facilities and services for bicycles and cyclists. For example, bicycles are allowed on subways or trains, and there are areas and facilities for bicycles in the carriages. People living on the outskirts of the city can take their bicycles directly to the train, and when they get to the city center, they can ride directly after getting off the bus, which is very convenient. Bicycles are not only the main means of transport for the locals, they have become a unique culture in Amsterdam and even the Netherlands, and they are well-known and well-known all over the world. The Dutch tourism department feels that cycling should not only be reserved for locals, but should also allow tourists from all over the world to better integrate into the culture and life here, so they ingeniously set up a number of bicycle rental points in the city, as long as a few For a fee, you can start your Amsterdam bicycle tour and savor the colorful style of the city's streets. Today, the Dutch bicycle penetration rate ranks first in the world, and May 12 is designated as the National "Bicycle Day" every year. In fact, the Dutch also like to travel around Europe by bicycle. Every holiday, people are happy to take their family with them, put the bicycle on the roof, or take the train with them, and use the bicycle to travel when they arrive at the destination. Like pulling a horse. In this era of increasingly congested urban roads, are you willing to give up driving and ride a bicycle? [Original works, please do not forward! Thank you for reading, please click to follow me to share more wonderful original travel articles with you]

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