Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Intermediate, Allan Drummond, Bicycles, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Safety Measures, City Planning, Protests
The roads of Amsterdam used to be full of bikes, but that all changed when cars and trucks started to fill the streets. It became difficult and dangerous to ride bikes between rows of cars. Children on bikes were being killed by cars. In the 1970s, a woman named Maartje Rutten and her friends began protesting to make the streets safe for bikes again. Because of their efforts, Amsterdam and many other cities around the world have found ways that cars and bikes can safely share streets.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 70.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss6/70