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hawkinspeter [4422 posts] 4 weeks ago
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Thanks for sharing that.

What strikes me the most is the different culture involved that allows the Dutch to produce a government initiative like this. I can just imagine the UK version - it'd be warning old people to not cycle anywhere due to the dangers and generally spreading FUD.

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OldRidgeback [3260 posts] 4 weeks ago
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hawkinspeter wrote:

Thanks for sharing that.

What strikes me the most is the different culture involved that allows the Dutch to produce a government initiative like this. I can just imagine the UK version - it'd be warning old people to not cycle anywhere due to the dangers and generally spreading FUD.

The Dutch have amongst the longest life expectancies in the world. Encouraging activity at all ages is a big factor in that, though not the only one.

It'd save the NHS billions if we had a similar approach in the UK.