You’re behind the wheel of your car, having just brought the vehicle to a halt. With the parking brake pulled up and the engine killed, you’re ready to hop out. Having done so a million times before, you don’t really think about what you’re doing. But in actual fact, there’s a proper way of opening the door – and it’s particularly important in the Netherlands.
Across the Netherlands, cycling is a hugely popular means of transportation. Significant portions of the population travel by bike, with a reported 36 percent claiming cycling as their preferred method of getting from one point to another. And in cities, this figure is actually more significant. In Amsterdam, for instance, it rises to 38 percent.