Complex Intersections Made Easy

Look at that mess of road paint and lanes and street signs… yet traffic (all traffic) flows seamlessly in this short clip.

Lots of visitors stare in wonder at the ‘organized chaos’, as in: “How come they don’t crash into each other?”, I answer accordingly: “They don’t because they grow up biking and never stop. They’re skilled and the key thing to their effortlessness is that they’re good at anticipating traffic, specially other people on bicycles.” Add to that that car drivers also cycle, and you have a situation where people on bicycles are taken seriously.

Read the full story of a UK lawyer’s experience in Amsterdam at Amsterdamize

About duncan

Duncan rides bicycles in the city of Toronto and contributes to the main blog of BikingToronto as well as writing and taking photos for his blog Duncan's City Ride.

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