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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Leiden Netherlands, a Model of Balanced Mobility
Fred Swegles THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
"In some ways, Leiden is like a mini- Amsterdam with its ubiquitous canals, Gothic architecture and bicycle culture." Einstein was a guest university professor while Rembrandt was born there.
Fred Swegles THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTE
In 1620 the Pilgrims sailed the Mayflower from their brief home in Leiden to the New World. ( You might recall the Pilgrims had something to do with Thanksgiving! ) Today Leiden is a model city with a balanced transportation system including water- ways, commuter trains, buses, private autos, cyclists and walkers. The Dutch are mobility experts, we could learn from them. Read the historic account by Candice Shih in the OC REGISTER.