Pretty sure it doesn't look like this the whole rush hour time. But still...

Ain't it nice? 🤓❤️ 🚴🚴🚴🚴🚴
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@evelyn imagine if all those were cars! It would certainly have been a long and slow queue 😅

@sigsegv
Oh I don't have to imagine. I know! 😅 Horrific traffic was our #OldNormal. 😁

@sigsegv
Not so much. Not yet.
It's a work in progress. ☝️🤓

Would be so cool if #cyclists here can have it good like what the Dutch and the Danish have. I remember that it looked so easy and peaceful there for #bikers. But here, it's like the jungle. 😅

It should be noted that we have rather dense, noisy, congested cities compared to #Amsterdam and #Copenhagen.

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@evelyn well, it's nice that they are working on it!
Our capital is also doing the same, and it's getting so much better! 😁 They are also removing car traffic from the city, so now it feels more like a place where people are meant to be😛

@sigsegv
That's nice. We're a long way from there here in North America. In my city, they're planning to spend 10 billion Canadian dollars to build a tunnel under the river to link two cities. We already have two bridges, heavily congested in rush hour. But every study shows that adding more roads only adds more traffic and after a few years, you get right back where you started.

Imagine spending this money on education or healthcare instead, but no... Cars. 🤦‍♂️
@evelyn

@sigsegv @evelyn
Oh, and that 9km long tunnel will be for a projected daily traffic of 50,000 cars at most. Which will only favor further urban expansion with people living further and further away from their workplace. 🙄

@normandc @sigsegv
But if they made that exclusively for non gas/diesel motorized vehicles -- which will include pedal power 🚲 and smaller electric vehicles (never heard of an e-SUV yet) -- perhaps it wouldn't be too bad. Keeps #bikers safer.

But yeah, adding roads for private #cars isn't the solution. I'm not an expert but I think a real sign of progress in a city is when the people can get anywhere they need to go and be comfy without needing a car of their own.

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@evelyn
> never heard of an e-SUV yet

I hate to break it to you but: they're already here, and more are coming.

Ford Mustang Mach-E, Kia Kona EV, Tesla Models X and Y are electric SUVs already available. More big e-SUVs are coming from VW, Kia, Hyundai (through the IONIQ brand) and many other brands. Here in North America, as far as I know, we're not getting new small EVs, only those blasted big things.
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