17 December 2010

Winter Cycling NL/DK

A fine little winter cycling video from Alicia over at the Cycling Without a Helmet blog, filmed in Leiden, Netherlands. In a tweet someone mentioned the difference in speed between bicycles and cars.

I filmed this last year outside of my flat window during a snowstorm. Seeing the cars crawl like that was brilliant and it gave me a taste of what safer, lowered speed limits would look like if any visionaries suddenly appeared at City Hall one day.

By the way, I know many people in other countries find it mind-boggling, but none of these cyclists have studded winter tires. Just regular bicycle tires. Works fine.