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Dutch Intersection Design Has Toronto Cyclists Envious

Dutch Intersection Design Has Toronto Bikers Envious

Bicycling is a key part of Dutch culture and the intersection design on Amsterdam streets reflects this progression.  As a Torontonian who loves to bike our streets, I'm completely envious.

Here's a pic I snapped of a typical intersection in The Netherlands.

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Instead of trying to explain how it works, I found this fantastic video that explains all much better than I ever could.  Watch this:

Makes sense, doesn't it?  Is there any chance Toronto would implement something like this?  Lest we forget what our mayor once said.

I can't support bike lanes. Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks. My heart bleeds when someone gets killed, but it's their own fault at the end of the day.


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