Dutch cycle even more

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9 July 2007, AMSTERDAM – The Dutch have started cycling even more over the past few years. In 2005 the Dutch covered more than 14 billion km on bicycle in total. That is an average of 2.5 km per person per day, almost 10 percent more than in 2002.

9 July 2007

AMSTERDAM – The Dutch have started cycling even more over the past few years. In 2005 the Dutch covered more than 14 billion km on bicycle in total. That is an average of 2.5 km per person per day, almost 10 percent more than in 2002.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that men cycle more than women, and that young people between the ages of 12 and 18 cycle the most. They cycle more than 6 km per day on average.

Turnover at bicycle shops increased by 15 percent last year compared to the year previous. Dutch production of bicycles increased to 967,000 units, almost returning to 2003 levels of over a million.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

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