Bicycle rush hour in Utrecht

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In this time lapse video of the traffic at a busy intersection in Utrecht, the participants are weaving in and out in almost perfect harmony. The effect is positively hypnotic.

I am given to understand that what makes this video by Mark Wagenbuur special is that the main form of transportation in it is the humble bicycle. As a result, the video has gone viral among treehuggers.

Link: Metafilter. Video: Youtube.

5 Comments »

  1. It’s a sort of Dutch style Koyaanisqatsi (which was also hypnotic), but without the frenetic pace. The sound on the Utrecht video also has its own musical quality!

    Comment by Jay Vos — May 24, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

  2. Why are there so few people giving the proper hand signals?

    Comment by BM — May 25, 2010 @ 10:04 am

  3. @BM Because then they would be slapping the bicyclists riding in the opposite direction in the face ;-)

    Comment by Eric — May 25, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

  4. […] week I linked to a video by Mark Wagenbuur that showed what bicycle rush hour looks like at Utrecht Central Station. If you watched that video you could be forgiven to believe […]

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  5. @Eric

    Sounds like even more reason to give the hand signals!

    Comment by BM — June 7, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

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