Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Bicycle Super Highway & A Village With No Roads

Want to slow things down; maybe find a slower pace in life and a small town isn't low key enough for you? Maybe try Holland or Sweden.

The south of Sweden is quickly becoming known as a place where bicycling is a way of life and more people ride bikes than drive cars. And to promote that image, they're even building a four lane 'super cycling highway' with exits (but no intersections), wind protection and periodic bicycle service stations. Treehugger has the story of this highway for bikes.

If even biking is too fast for your lifestyle, Holland has a village where you will not find a single road in the entire town. Rather, it is connected by waterways and paths and a few biking trails. Here are some more cool pictures of that town.

2 comments:

Chris said...

I travel every summer with my folding bike and I'll definitely be looking into Sweden now...that sounds so great, a superhighway for bikes!

SRTC Staff said...

Well if you go, send pics and I'll post them.

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