Happy Labor Day Weekend

Enjoy the long weekend and recharge your batteries. If you’re working to make New York a more livable city, it’s going to be a busy Fall. May these photos from Utrecht, Holland inspire you…

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I know I parked in here somewhere…

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Three generations on wheels.

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Evening rush hour downtown.

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Texture.

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Not afraid to ride in the middle of the street.

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Evening rush hour near the train station.


More bike parking at the train station.


Who says Breukelen isn’t bike-friendly?

Photos: Aaron Naparstek, Utrecht, October 3, 2006, German Marshall Fund Fellowship.

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