Jess´s Dunes and Beach Loop

- Distance: 122 km
- Elevation: 220 m
- Estimated time: 5-6 hrs

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Julians North Loop Route

- Distance: 66 km
- Elevation: 58 m
- Estimated time: 2-3 hrs

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Evas Hoofddorp Loop

- Distance: 74 km
- Elevation: 38 m
- Estimated time: 3-4 hrs

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Amsterdam's rise as the capital of the bike world

Its a tale of deliberate urban planning, cultural shifts, and a commitment to sustainable living. The transformation began in the 1970s, a period marked by increasing car traffic and rising road fatalities. This spurred grassroots movements, most notably the "Stop de Kindermoord" campaign, which highlighted the dangers cars posed to children and advocated for safer streets. The Dutch government responded with policies favoring bicycling infrastructure, creating extensive networks of bike lanes, traffic-calmed streets, and bike-friendly urban designs.

Simultaneously, Amsterdam's flat terrain and compact city layout made it naturally conducive to cycling. The city invested heavily in cycling infrastructure, including dedicated bike paths, bike traffic lights, and ample bike parking facilities. Over the years, cycling became deeply ingrained in the local culture, embraced by people of all ages and social classes. Today, Amsterdam boasts more bikes than residents, with over 60% of all trips within the city made by bicycle. This cultural shift towards prioritizing bicycles over cars has not only reduced traffic congestion and pollution but has also fostered a sense of community and contributed to the city's livability. Amsterdam's success serves as a model for cities worldwide aiming to promote sustainable urban mobility.