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Right of Way

This is last Sept: another of that bike in Amsterdam, chained between her parents', on part of the Runstraat, which is a bridge over the Prinsengracht Canal. When the *** huge *** truck showed up I was afraid it would block the shot, but I forgot that you should never underestimate the power of a little Dutch grrl whether she is on her bike or not.

I waited for the Amsterdam cops to show up and give the truck a parking ticket but they were probably busy running away, trying to keep from being run over by bikes who were *not* chained. Because, over there, bikes have the right-of-way over everything. Even tanks.

I think it is cute that there's an almost-match between the orange on the bike's fenders and the orange stripe on the front of the truck.



This right-of-way hierarchy is why people are [mostly] so peaceful in NL: lots of respect.

I bet the traffic accident ratio is lots lower here than in Israel.

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elvenforever
Nov. 7th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Ha, that's hilarious! All the right-of-way stuff and everything. Big truck; little bikes; truck must give way and does.

Very cute -- me likes muchly!
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