Bike lanes are abundant throughout Amsterdam. approval for Amsterdam to ban scooters from its bike paths. They also have tradesman in Holland would you believe they have virtually everything we have including major highways, so tradesman use there vans and most people have cars. Council member Helen Rosenthal sent a letter to the city Department of Transportation on Friday throwing her support behind a protected bicycle lane on Amsterdam A … Read the rest of this entry >> NEWS | 84 comments. They even visited a couple of museums. Amsterdam is well known for being bicycle friendly. Since writing this post scooters and moped are now banned from Amsterdam bike lanes but in true Amsterdam style, many simply ignore the law as per this video below. At rush hour, the lanes are overcrowded and crashes are becoming more frequent. So it came to pass, that after a gap of many years of not cycling in Amsterdam, that the Shallow Man decided to buy a bike. There is a bloke who commutes & takes his kid in a trailer on Adelaide Ave (that’s another story) so it can be done if you try and it suits. Made me 15 seconds late for work too. A bloody map, made of paper! I’d contest that. The Dutch are proud of their biking culture and can be seen pedaling rain or shine (although never with a helmet) through the city streets. Move or risk being knocked off your bike by an overclocked vehicle that can easily ride at 50 kilometres an hour on a busy bike lane. *Results are based on activity within last 7 days. What map were they using and what were they smoking? Mopeds banned in bike lanes. Barb, did a lot of riding when she was younger, but mainly on the back seats of cars. Ah, I don’t think he was talking about motor vehicles there. In spite of the traffic lights displaying green and having the right of way, they remain stationary. It may be interesting to have a look at the material in the Manual regarding bicycle infrastructure and bike racks. Not nice. 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