Cycling facts from the Netherlands where cycling is common

Australia comes in last in this country comparison of bicycle use as a percentage of total number of trips. This will be uncomfortable for many Australians, but Australia is certainly a LOW cycling country. Much will need to be done to encourage cycling in Australia. Few ride in Australia, so it is worth looking at a country where they do.

The Netherlands is the county with the most cycling
The Netherlands is the county with the most cycling

Cycling Facts: Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis (KIM)

Cycling Facts | Publication | Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis (kimnet.nl)

Published by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, April 2018

Dutch Cycling Facts
Dutch Cycling Facts

Facts and figures on bicycle use

Distribution of trips and kilometres
Distribution of trips and kilometres

Trends in bicycle use

Modal split Amsterdam 2016 since 2005
Modal split Amsterdam 2016 since 2005
Proportion of bicycle use in trips within urban areas
Proportion of bicycle use in trips within urban areas

Possession and use of e-bikes

Majority of e-bikes used over 65 2013 2016
Majority of e-bikes used over 65 2013 2016
E-bike mainly used for recreational purposes
E-bike mainly used for recreational purposes
E-bike greater range but limited difference in speed
E-bike greater range but limited difference in speed
E-bike substitution for other transport modes
E-bike substitution for other transport modes

Effects of bicycle use

Joy and dislike depending on mode car bike public transport
Joy and dislike depending on mode car bike public transport
Associations with bicycle uses
Associations with bicycle uses
Taking up less space where space has a premium price
Taking up less space where space has a premium price

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