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.
July 7, 2011, 6am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"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

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Published on Monday, July 4, 2011 in Preservation Institute Blog
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