Beat the jams, go to work on a bike

The Dutch Cyclists Association is working with transport minister Carla Peijs on a list of top ten cycle routes to encourage commuters to go to work on their bikes.

Around 50% of the Dutch live within eight kilometers of their workplace but half of these still use the car, said Peijs. The minister was in Delft yesterday to kick off the association’s new survey into pollution risks for cyclists. Initial research suggests that exhaust fumes from mopeds are a major problem. The project will run until end-2007 when a new ‘Cycle City’ will be named.

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