Seriously, Bicycles are everywhere in Amsterdam! They have traffic lights for bikes! They have the cycle lane! Bikes are highly popular here.
An estimated 800,000. 63% of Amsterdammers use their bike on a daily basis. There are more than 881,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. That’s four times the number of cars.
Some estimate around 100,000 bicycles is stolen in Amsterdam each year. Between 8,000 and 10,000 bicycles are pulled out of Amsterdam’s canals each year.
The total length of bike paths in Amsterdam is about 240 miles (400 kilometers)!! Bikes have the first right of way in their transportation system. Pedestrians come second, and cars come last, as usual.
Their bike traffic is so efficient that they do have traffic lights for bikes. You’ll be able to see a bike symbol with traffic colors lights. That’s how you know you gotta stop. They even have traffic directions for bikes that are separate from sidewalks and the road for cars.
TIP: If you’re walking around in Amsterdam, I strongly suggest you keep an eye out on bikes and DO NOT walk into their bike roads. They will yell or shout at you if you do that and block their way. You can’t intervene the bike traffic flow.
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