The most inspiring video on Bicycles I’ve ever seen. For real.

Via on Oct 18, 2012

How the Dutch got their cycle paths:

I live in (and love) Boulder, and we’re super-proud of our bicycle paths and active population. But we have very few separated bike paths, and it’s dangerous as f**k. So this video inspires me not only for a few minutes, but to get involved in our civic life and help us establish more such paths.

Is this about bicycling? Yes. But it’s also about obesity, about community, about diabetes, about children and sunshine and exercise and climate change. It’s about life:

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “The most inspiring video on Bicycles I’ve ever seen. For real.”

  1. Brianna says:

    Yesssss! I'm so glad you posted this video. As a recent American resident in the Netherlands, I have become even more convinced that this is the smartest way to deal with transportation needs. It's absolutely ridiculous that no infrastructure has been built to support a cycling lifestyle in the U.S. It's not an age thing here. Everyone rides. From 5-years-old to 80+. There is a 10 year waiting list to park a car in the center of the city. There are stop lights specifically for bikes and it's needed. At certain times of day, you have to "fight" traffic, as in, you're part of this massive mob of cyclists trying to get across the city…but it's fun. Women wear high heels, men wear suits, parents tow their 3 children in wagons behind them. It's just the way of life. You're not this isolated thing in your car, you're part of a swarm of bees. It's connected.

  2. Rosanne says:

    I love this and concur wholeheartedly. I'm from Amsterdam and I could not live without my bike. It's funny how I've never really thought of all the transportation by bike as 'being connected', as Brianna describes it. Great way of looking at it.

  3. Ivana Janousek says:

    I live in Australia and the local high school of 1000 kids has about 8 bikes in the bike shed every day. TRAGIC!
    I grew up in Germany and went on my bike everywhere. It was fun, cheap and safe.

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