Getting reluctant cyclists to brave their bikes in the middle of winter is the reason a few towns in the Netherlands are now considering passively heating their bike paths to provide drier, more comfortable roads.
In this report from the Netherlands De Telegraaf news site, the Dutch Cyclists Union enthuses over the possibility of pavement warmed up by underground pipes. Heated paths would induce more bicyclists to ride, the DCU hypothesizes, reduce accidents due to snowy roads, and keep more cars from the roads.
The Dutch province of Utrecht is considering passively-warmed bike lanes, as is the town of Zutphen.
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