"Bikes everywhere..." Top 5 Page for this destination Belgium Local Custom Tip by Norali

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  Bikes everywhere... I like this pic
by Norali

Especially in Flemish area, people use to ride bicycle be it for sport activity or transportation means.

I rather noticed the use of bicycles in Flemish area as an usual transportation means. In Wallonia, bicycle is mostly used as in sport activities. I don't see that many people using bicycles in Brussels streets, let alone in Mons. Yet, wherever I went in Flanders and Flemish areas in general, locals tend to use it in everyday life. Stepping down at train stations in Flemish areas, you wouldn't miss the long rows of bicycles tied to their consoles. Is that cultural gap between Wallonia and Flanders? mentality? environment-awareness? Don't know. I just noticed it.

Here, people sitting on terraces had their bikes in nearby... Antwerp academie area.

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  • Written Mar 13, 2004
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