U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
This report explores similarities and differences in the approach to bicycle network planning and facility design in the Netherlands and the United States. A very brief historical overview is provided as context for a discussion about bicycle planning and design approaches and physical infrastructure “on the ground,” as observed during a visit to the Netherlands in August 2015. Following a high level discussion of respective design approaches, the report highlights four specific areas, or themes, observed in practice in Holland that are applicable to transportation practice in the U.S.