Rush Hour in Utrecht, Netherlands — Bicycles, Bicycles, & Bicycles

If you’ve read many of my posts at all, you know that I love bikes — they are one of the greenest things on the planet, are cheap, are widely available, and are fun and relaxing to ride. You may also know that I lived in the Netherlands for 5 months, perhaps the best country in the world for bicycling.

So, when a reader recently shared this awesome time-lapse video of rush hour in Utrecht, it was a given I’d have to publish it. Groningen was very similar –smaller city but even bigger bicycle commute rate, so seemed like a similar number of bicyclists but even fewer large vehicles.

Sort of annoyingly, but also usefully, the video has a link to check out 2011’s time-lapse (which is actually in normal speed) — that is below as well.

More great bicycling or Netherlands videos to share?

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Written by Zach

is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009.

Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity.

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  1. Awesome, these videos never get old. It’s kinda like looking into the future. Every major metropolitan intersection will look like this one day (I hope). Thanks for following up with the share, Zach!

  2. @joebertino Sorry if it didn’t work for you, maybe the site was down as Zachary said. I checked and it works, you can probably try again when you get a chance.

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