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Where bikes are many but helmets are few.

Grigg, C

Cycling

2006

During a recent visit to Europe, I was based at Teikyo University in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Here, the bicycle is a major means of transport. In various parts of the City of Maastricht, e.g., outside the railway station, there are huge clusters of “parked” bicycles. Many are chained to bridges and lamp posts.

People can be seen entering and leaving some office buildings accompanied by their bicycle. Public buildings, parking facilities and public transport are all designed and organised with two-wheelers in mind.