A cyclist’s mecca, with lessons for Boston By innovating ways for cars and bikes to share the road, the Dutch have set the safety standard. ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David L. Ryan/Globe Staff The Netherlands is a place with more bikes than people and where the likelihood of getting killed on a bike is among the lowest in the world. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Boston-area officials and engineers are looking at the Dutch bicycle revolution for ways to improve safety for Boston's cyclists. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Universal in-school bicycle education guarantees that every Dutch child can comfortably ride in traffic. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Northeastern University professor Peter Furth led a bike ride just outside of Delft in July. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Since his first trip to Amsterdam in the 1990s, Furth has been studying Dutch bicycle infrastructure. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff "Once you come here and you see this," Furth said, "you just say, 'Why can't we have this at home?' "