Just a little intermission from my California Saga… Maarten passed this video on to me, and it is such a fun brief explanation of why the Dutch rode – and still ride – bikes. This daily biking is one of the things I miss most. I loved that we were just fine with one car; my main mode of transportation being my old black bike or my cargo bike (that fit two small kids plus groceries just fine). Maarten often rode his bike to work as well, so I could use the car when needed, but most of my destinations could easily be reached with a little peddle power.
**On a side note, Maarten and I were discussing this, and there is certainly more to it than presented here, but this gets the gist of it, I think.