Bicycle Education, Dutch style

Saturday, May 8 by silvia

Did you know that Dutch schoolkids have to pass an exam demonstrating their cycling skill when they’re about 12 years old? Think of it as a form of drivers’ ed for bicyclists. Most will then ride to school, sometimes nearly 10 miles one way. This blog post, which includes a video, explains the system. (Of course, we’d like it even more if the kids wore helmets.)

What do you think? Would you like to see something like this in the community?

We also like this video of high school kids in the U.S. creating a “bike bus” — riding as a group to get to school  — though, again, we think they should wear helmets (and maybe add some lights).

High School Bike Bus from Keri Caffrey on Vimeo.

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