1. You don’t own a bike.
In fact, you hate biking, and when you see a mom or pop cycling with a child — or several — connected to a bike like appendages of a sea monster, you think, How irresponsible! Those parents should be cited for endangering their kids! And they don’t even have helmets!
The rest of us? We call them the Dutch Super-Parents.
There are more bikes in this city than its 800,000 inhabitants, along with a network of paths complete with their own traffic signals. Bicycling isn’t just a way to get around, it’s a way of life, and you’ll only understand that once you join in.