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They say “We can’t do that. We’re not Amsterdam.” You respond “Amsterdam wasn’t always like that either,” showing before & after transformations illustrating that cities we admire made CHOICES. They make more tired excuses. (1e van der Helststraat, 1978 & 2005 HT @fietsprofessor)
WATCH: Amsterdam is removing 10,000+ parking spaces for cars in their centre city, to make more room for more people-places, walking, & biking. This great @Streetfilms video explains why & how.

Just more evidence that #Amsterdam wasn’t “always this way.”
“A lot of Dutch cities made mistakes. In #Utrecht, they paved over canals. So their status as a cycling nation wasn’t always a given. It took a lot of hard work, a certain degree of stubbornness, and forward-thinking politicians to get where they are.”…
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