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Dutch Cyclists May Get Heated Bike Lanes

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Dutch cycling in the snow

It's fair to say that the Dutch love their bikes.

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The country has around 17 million people, and an estimated 18 million bikes.

There are more than 20,000 miles of bike lanes in the country.

But during the cold and icy winter, bike use does drop off.

So, a Dutch environmental consulting firm has proposed heating the bike lanes using a geo-thermal system.

Yeah, heated bike lanes.