The Dutch own more bicycles than any other country in the world
The Netherlands is home to more bicycles than people, with over 22 million bicycles in the country. There’s an average of 1.3 bicycles per person (many people own two bicycles).
Cycling is a necessary part of life in the Netherlands and is part of the reason the country consistently ranks as one of the healthiest in the world.
The Dutch cycle an average distance of 2.9km per day and use bicycles for over 25% of all trips, compared to just 2% in the UK. They often use bakfiets, a clever combination of a bike and a wheelbarrow, perfect for transporting the groceries or the kids to school.
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