Cycling in the Netherlands picture post #4: Children

12TH OF DECEMBER 2012

Source: Department for Transport

Two Boys Riding "No Handed"

Two Boys Riding “No Handed”

I thought this would be one of the easiest picture posts to choose the photos for, but it turned out that I had so many photos of children riding bikes that it was hard to choose which ones to show.

It’s often said that children are the pit-canaries of our society, and if this is the case then we’ve got a problem. Our pit canary lost its feathers years ago and is now gasping for air.

One of my aims with these posts is to challenge those who insist that we can achieve mass cycling without infrastructure, by showing scenes that simply wouldn’t exist if the cycle paths weren’t there. I really can’t imagine any of these scenes happening on the UK’s roads!

And of course there’s this old favourite too.