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Date: 02/27/12 01:08 PM

35 Responses to Amsterdam: This Is How Bike Paths Are Born

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    Link: Amsterdam: This Is How Bike Paths Are Born - Driin, Driiin!
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    Americans on a mass scale would never agree to put their cars away in favor of bicycles. Too used to being sectioned off in your own vehicle to push you straight. We see driving as a right instead of as a privilege as it should be seen
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    I call that dedication.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    I`d be more willing to bicycle places if we had bike paths like that @_@
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm
    Very nice, but I couldn`t watch it all. Too early to sleep.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    @LillianDulci, Personally I`d be more willing to cycle places if I didn`t have to cycle uphill either. Which is why even before the modern cycle paths you saw a lot of bicycles.

    When on a bike, hills suck. -.-
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    18 years I lived in the Netherlands never had a car related accident, after 6 month in France(Lille) I got ran over, yes it makes a biiiig difference! And I was in good shape then...
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    Asino Male 18-29
    137 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    "How did the dutch get this network of high quality psychopaths?"
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    So that`s how it happened, the Dutch suck at driving, pay a huge amount for gasoline, and couldn`t pay their bills.

    That`s not progress, that`s slipping back into 2nd world status.
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    lyonartime Male 18-29
    260 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    @CrakrJak


    Wow.
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    turbotong Male 18-29
    600 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    Umm I`m pretty damn sure beijing has more cyclists than all of the netherlands
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    krw888 Male 50-59
    174 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    They don`t have to deal with winter.
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
    550 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    CrakrJak, i love your comments..
    I propose you come over to europe once to see the second world over here. Visit the netherlands, germany, france, eventually Luxemburg. Look at the people, talk to them (most of them are able to talk english as a second or third language), ask them what they earn for their living, what their social security includes,
    who pays their pensions, whether they are guaranteed by the state or some multinational can take them away, who pays for the doctor if they get ill, who pays in case they get fired, whether they have to drive a bicycle or wether they like to do it...
    Take some pictures, go back to the US, look at your first world country, how the lower 20% are treated...
    No, don`t do that, stay at home, on your couch, in front of TV and internet, write some mails... (like i do ;)
    Greetings from Luxemburg
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    alibi19 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm
    @ Ilikelogic
    Sorry, us Americans can`t hear your pretentious drawl over the sound of our flag on the moon.
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    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    CrakrJak "So that`s how it happened, the Dutch suck at driving, pay a huge amount for gasoline, and couldn`t pay their bills. That`s not progress, that`s slipping back into 2nd world status."

    It seems like they just made a logical choice based on the situation of their economy at the time.

    It`s much more reasonable to do that than to base your entire infrastructure on the idea that gas will be cheap forever, and then to go into debt by exerting your military and political might to keep gas cheap.
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    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    @alibi19: "Sorry, us Americans can`t hear your pretentious drawl over the sound of our flag on the moon."

    Please. "My dad can beat up your dad."

    People like you are why the rest of the world thinks Americans are arrogant douches... because we are, apparently.
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    alibi19 Male 18-29
    73 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    @ DiePSPolice
    The ironic part is, as a libertarian, I am not a fan of what this country has done in the past 20-30 years. And I agree, we need to stop being so condescending. However, I am of the opinion that Europeans need to stop acting like they live in a perfect society and face the reality that they are in as much crap as we are in currently. And plus we did go to the moon which is pretty badass...
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    alibi19 try to go to the moon on bycicle now. This would be REALLY badass.
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    chunkymonkie Male 13-17
    670 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 5:22 pm
    i want to move there
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    snowman7 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    Ive lived in Amsterdam for the last two years, and it is so awesome to be able to cycle everywhere. Ive spent pretty much zero cash on gas and public transport since ive been here.

    plus there are heaps of hot girls on bikes to look at.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14653 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    It`s because they have no mountains. If I tried to cycle here, the average slope would be like 2:3.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    Go, Holland. Great example, great video.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    Lived there for 8 years. Not gonna lie, it was pretty awesome.

    So that`s how it happened, the Dutch suck at driving, pay a huge amount for gasoline, and couldn`t pay their bills. That`s not progress, that`s slipping back into 2nd world status.
    Wow. You can`t help yourself, can you Crakrjak?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 11:47 pm
    davymid: Just giving back some of the trolling America gets from europe all the time.

    Ilikelogic: Sorry, I can`t hear you over my muffler exhaust. Have fun with those two little wheels in the snow and rain too.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 12:25 am
    No CrakrJak, you just fail to EVER see something from someone elses viewpoint. You`re tiresome.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 12:43 am
    Buiadh: Why would I want to see things from a eurocentric liberal socialist viewpoint, that hates America and is jealous of our liberties, economic power and prosperity ?

    That sounds like a miserable viewpoint to have.
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    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 2:55 am
    "Why would I want to see things from a eurocentric liberal socialist viewpoint, that hates America and is jealous of our liberties, economic power and prosperity ?"

    pretty sure you guys dont have any of those things anymore, with your crackdowns on personal freedoms, massive debt and low growth figures
    at least your military is still winning wars ...
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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 3:58 am
    Expect it will be China with the prosperity and economic power before long.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2012 at 5:32 am
    Apparently CJ want miss this
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 5:39 am
    He prefere this.
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    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 7:53 am
    "Buiadh: Why would I want to see things from a eurocentric liberal socialist viewpoint, that hates America and is jealous of our liberties, economic power and prosperity ?

    That sounds like a miserable viewpoint to have."

    CrakrJak, sometimes I doubt my view of many humans as utterly biased and incapable of impartial thought. You always remove those doubts.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 10:41 am
    "The Netherlands has the highest amount of cyclists in the world"? I don`t think so chum, I think China has far more.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    7064 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 10:42 am
    Lived in Utrecht for two years, the cycling was great. Before long I was balancing two cases of Grolsch on the back.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 10:44 am
    So that`s how it happened, the Dutch suck at driving, pay a huge amount for gasoline, and couldn`t pay their bills.

    That`s not progress, that`s slipping back into 2nd world status.

    Long term, I disagree. When oil gets too expensive within the next 20 years, the Dutch will be fine given there`s bike paths everywhere, and the tram and train systems have to be seen to be believed. The US, however, won`t be fine. That`s why Obama`s trying to kickstart long distance high speed electrified rail projects. Southwest can`t last forever you know.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    Hmmm Grolsch very good beer.

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