How did Dutch people manage to get their cycle paths?

Documentary relating the series of events that leaded to the massive construction of cycle paths.

The documentary shows how Dutch people developed a new environmental and social awareness. The causes were the oil crisis and the excessive motorization of the country. The first consequences: high price of petrol, high rate of casualties in car accidents, destruction of consolidated urban patterns  for the construction of new roads, less social interactions, etc.

The solution Dutch proposed, some years ago, to fight a problem -which is now common to every developed country- has been very successful.

Holland has managed to develop and to innovate while keeping their social and environmental values, as well as a powerful cultural identity. And all that, without cars.

(via la Ciudad Viva)