@aaronpk Exactly my feelings every time I've been there.
Also they decided to ban fossile cars https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/03/amsterdam-ban-petrol-diesel-cars-bikes-2030
and to prefer small electric cars (like the E50) - loving the new Trident https://p50cars.com
@aaronpk We spent 2 days in Shanghai a few years back. Bicycles and small motorbikes were similarly used. A huge variety of stuff carried.
I've spent a little time in Amsterdam and loved this too 🙂 . This is my dream! I'd love to not have a car, or barely have to drive if I did have one.
@aaronpk I've moved to the Netherlands recently and am amazed as well!
@aaronpk I'll not infrequently bring a dozen bottles of vino or a carton of beer home in my courier bag on my back in Australia, but people like me are the exception rather than the rule down under. :/
I attached a vegetable #crate to the back of my #bike and stuck the microwave oven in it. Forgot to bring more rope to properly secure the oven in it though, but it survived the trip, and has served us well for over a year now :)
@aaronpk The largest item I've managed is a mattress, but to be honest, I did have to get off my bike and walk with it to my apartment.
@aaronpk maybe one day it will be safe enough to do that in NJ/NY