I am Angela and I live in the Netherlands.
I love cycling, the city, stories, photos, people, home-baked cake, collaboration, ...
I am looking forward to go and see this film. It will be launched in the Netherlands on May 16th. The trailer looks promising!
It reminds me of another movie that I really enjoyed seeing years ago. It is ‘The Day I became a woman’, filmed in Iran.
So inspiring to see how bicycles can be the symbols for a wish to be free and grow. Let’s make cycling accessible for everyone!
We want to have real traffic safety and a better quality of life. So, we are asking for an EU-wide speed limit of 30 km/h (20 mph) in villages and cities. Register to vote with us – support our European Citizen´s Initiative (ECI).
In this period a lot of children in the Netherlands take a practical cycling exam at school. Either the local authorities or local voluntary road safety organizations organize the exam for children of about 10-12 years old. Parents volunteer by taking up posting positions and checking whether the children behave according to the rules of traffic for cyclists.
Last week, there was the national theoretical traffic safety examination. This is an 80 year old tradition in the Netherlands. This does not mean it is an old fashioned thing. Children are prepared for the exam as they get traffic safety education throughout primary school and just before the big exam they can have extra training on this website. The practical exam is organized on a local level and in some cases also exists for such a long period.
Here a picture of the practical cycling exam in Lent (Nijmegen)
and in Amsterdam
Next week I will visit the practical traffic safety exam in Dronten.
Thank you Schwarze Erde and AmsterdamFietsMuseum for the pics!