October 31, 2005
Bike Part Not Often Seen in America
We spent yesterday getting a series of presentations on the development of the bicycle networks in Amsterdam and the Netherlands (40% bike mode split in Amsterdam, 27% nationally!).
While I compose a longer post on the topic, here's a little teaser. What is the purpose of the clear plastic panel that extends from the fender on this bike?
October 31, 2005 9:37 PM
why, it's a skirt protector of course.
amsterdam is a bikey wet dream. i strongly, seriously considered emigrating. i chose portland instead, but there's a long way to go in the bike department. some of my own euro bike culture notes: http://todd.cleverchimp.com/bike/euro/eurobike.html
October 31, 2005 9:42 PM
Chris Smith Says:
Ah! Too easy I guess :-)
October 31, 2005 10:11 PM
rex Burkholder Says:
see the missing part on the Batavus in this picture. the very same piece is missing from Lydia's bike! must be a design flaw. hard to believe in a Dutch bike.
March 4, 2008 4:38 AM
The skirt protector will also keep little heels out of the spokes when carrying a child. And todd - that same piece is missing on my bakfiets.