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Dutch consider heated cycle lanes

marcel boerefijn cycle lanes heat netherlands

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

Towns in the Netherlands are considering a proposal to heat cycle lanes to encourage greater use of bicycles in winter.

The scheme proposes to use geo-thermal energy to prevent ice forming.

The idea has been provisionally costed at 20-40,000 euros per kilometre (£26-52,000 per mile).

But the man behind the proposal, Marcel Boerefijn, said there would be savings from fewer accidents, less salt needed to grit roads and reduced car expenses.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:50 PM

Wow, that is simply amazing. I do almost everything with my bike, and how much would I love heated bicycle lanes over here in Berlin.

I admire the Dutch for their love of the bicycle, and that it is so well respected over there.

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