how did the dutch

Get such cute accents?

And such cute bike paths?

So, watch this, and read this, and let me know what you think?

via Yoda/thatch

And then, when you’re feeling a weeny bit like that narration was kind of slow, watch this instead, which came via another Dutch Master.

Surely, we could all get over Warnie (god, what hell would it be to be under him?) and have ourselves a car free Sunday? If a city like Jakarta can do it, what about Brisbane/Melbourne?

Doesn’t seem that hard?


By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.


  1. Am hanging out for a car free Sunday. Would love to ride down a Corro Drive full of people on foot and bike.

    Don’t know if you’ve heard of the Lazy Sunday Cycle, which happens once a month – aimed at “normalising” and non-lyrca cycling.

  2. Hey hey helmet lover!

    I met you this lovely morning on the edge of the Go Between Bridge (pale blue single speed / white protec helmet!). Love your blog and will add to my favorites. Just breezing through and watched the Dutch bike path video. Man, we have a lot to learn from the Dutch. They do bikes, bike paths and design so flipping well!

    Happy cycling and hope to see you around on two wheels again sometime soon (I ride a road bike as well as my single speed so surely we hit the same roads sometimes!).


    1. Don’t think I could forget you that quickly – you’ve got my email, please do hit me up for a ride, I have a single speed and a sometimes organised ride on a Wednesday evening… Or other times are good too – always nice to meet other cyclists!

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