"While cities like New York struggle to get people onto bikes,
Amsterdam is trying to keep its hordes of bikes under control.
In a city of 800,000, there are 880,000 bicycles, the government
estimates, four times the number of cars. In the past two decades,
travel by bike has grown by 40 percent so that now about 32 percent
of all trips within the city are by bike, compared with 22 percent by car.
But many Amsterdamers say it is not so much the traffic jams like those
at the morning ferry that annoy them most, but the problem of where to
park their bikes once they get to where they're going, in a city with almost
more water than paved surfaces.
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