The Bicycles of Amsterdam

Cargo bikes, tandems and even ice cream bikes - this photo-essay highlights the great variety of bicycles being used in Amsterdam. Charles Siegel hopes the pictures will get Americans over their timidness when it comes to practical bicycling.

"This post is dedicated to all the Americans who have told me that most people can never bicycle, because (1) you cannot carry your groceries home on a bicycle, and (2) you cannot chauffeur children around on a bicycle," writes Siegel.

Siegels' pictures illustrate a vast variety of cargo bikes in particular, from handlebar baskets to big flatbeds.

"These pictures of bicycles in Amsterdam may open their eyes. One of these bicycles has a battery assist, which is rarely needed in a flat city like Amsterdam but which would be more useful in hillier cities."

Thanks to Charles Siegel

Full Story: Fietsen Van Amsterdam - Bikes of Amsterdam

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Ice Cream Bicycles

Incidentally, Good Humor used to use a similar bicycle to sell ice cream in the United States. For nostalgia fans, there is a picture of one for sale on ebay, which you can see (while it lasts) at http://cgi.ebay.com/GOOD-HUMOR-ICE-CREAM-BICYCLE-BIKE-CART-CANVAS-ART-PR...

Charles Siegel

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