Bikes Belong recently hosted a group of San Francisco Bay Area transportation officials on a fact-finding mission to the Netherlands as part of their Bicycling Design Best Practices Project. Transportation writer Jay Walljasper accompanied the group to chronicle the events for CitiWire.net. From his article:
I joined a team of latter-day explorers in the Netherlands this month on a quest to discover what American communities can learn from the Dutch about transforming bicycling in the United States from the largely recreational pastime it is today to an integral part of our transportation system.
Patrick Seidler, vice-chairman of the Bikes Belong Foundation, sponsor of this fact-finding mission for transportation officials from the San Francisco Bay Area, announced we were in search of the “27 percent solution” — the health, environmental, economic and community benefits gained in a nation where more than a quarter of all daily trips are made on bicycle.