Not that we needed hard data to prove any of this, but the Bicycle Coalition reports today that cycling in the city is way up. If it keeps growing the way it's been growing, we'll soon be indistinguishable from Amsterdam.
The jewel city of the Netherlands has a lot of bikes; we have a lot of bikes. Amsterdam has a museum devoted to native son Vincent Van Gogh; we have the current Van Gogh exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Amsterdam has delicious Belgian beers; so does Philly.
All we need are a few canals (excellent!), and we can all pretend we're Dutch (insert jokes about marijuana cafes and legal prostitution here.)
Click this link to read the Coalition's report.