September 22, 2013
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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.
Boston-area officials and engineers are looking at the Dutch bicycle revolution for ways to improve safety for Boston's cyclists.
Universal in-school bicycle education guarantees that every Dutch child can comfortably ride in traffic.
Northeastern University professor Peter Furth led a bike ride just outside of Delft in July.
Since his first trip to Amsterdam in the 1990s, Furth has been studying Dutch bicycle infrastructure.
"Once you come here and you see this," Furth said, "you just say, 'Why can't we have this at home?' "
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