Dutch may soon pay workers using pedal-powerRappler is a news website based in the Philippines with a bureau in Jakarta, Indonesia. It started as a Facebook page named MovePH in August 2011 and later evolved into a full-blown website on January 1, 2012. along with web based text news content, it was also among the first news websites in the Philippines to extensively use online multimedia including video, pictures, text and audio. It also uses social media sites for news distribution.
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("Bicycle-mad Netherlands already counts more than 22 million cycles in a country of 17 million, and it also has tens of thousands of dedicated bicycle paths criss-crossing its flat polders and canals"):
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Ends:THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch employees using pedal power to get to work may soon be reimbursed for their efforts, as the Netherlands look at ways to fight ever-growing congestion on its busy roads and highways.
"Let's get out of our cars and onto our bikes," Dutch deputy infrastructure minister Stientje van Veldhoven said this week, as she announced new measures to push even more citizens from 4 wheels to two.
"I want to stimulate cycling with the aim of getting 200,000 extra people out of their cars to cycle 3 billion kilometers more on their bicycles," she said in a press release.
One innovative idea is to compensate employees for cycling to work, with Van Veldhoven proposing a reimbursement of $0.22 per kilometer cycled from home and back.
More than half of people's daily trips in the Netherlands are less than 7.5 kilometers and more than half live less than 15 kilometers from work.
"With the development of the electric bicycle, this distance can easily be covered," the ministry added, saying that some 100 million euros have been budgeted to increase bicycle roads and bicycle parking space. – Rappler.com