5 april 2017

The White Bicycles

The 'Witte Fietsen' or 'White Bicycles' are a well known thing in De Hoge Veluwe Nat.Park. As a visitor you can use them for free in the park and cycle along the 40km of bicycle paths. There are about 1,800 bicycles available, they are stored at the various entrances as well as near the museum and visitor's centre. And, how unusual in the Netherlands, note that it is forbidden to lock them!

Bicycles that are damaged or not working properly can be placed here, apart from the rest, so they can be picked up and repaired.

I'm linking to signs, signs.

18 opmerkingen:

  1. That's a really nice thing for the city to do! Hope it gets more people out and about.

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  2. What a wonderful concept. Not locking your bike here means you would never see it again.

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  3. Somebody has some serious work ahead of them.

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  4. Wat hebben wij toch met fietsen :-)

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  5. What a fantastic program. There are many places here where this would work. However, I'm afraid that most would be stolen almost immediately.

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  6. Ik vind dit altijd zo leuk om een fiets te pakken en daar rond te fietsen. Minder vermoeiend dan lopen.

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  7. Wauu ... what an idea, free bikes and so many. !! And they are white, have a beautiful view of the city.

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  8. What a wonderful way to get people mobile. Riding is good for you.

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  9. I use to talk about the white bicycles in my urban sociology class. This is such a cool program, but doubt it would work in U.S. cities as they would all disappear within hours or at least a day. Many U.S. cities have rental bikes available, but it takes a credit card to check them out, and the person is charged if they are not returned. That works.

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  10. I love these white bicycles and that they can be used for free to enjoy the park!

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