Canalside Cycle Path in Assen

Canalside cycle path in Assen
An canalside cycle path in the Netherlands. It's wide, safe, well-surfaced, and well lit, and connects with many similar paths. The noise from motor vehicles on the busy road bridge is deflected upwards by glass screens. Infrastructure like this is why almost everyone gets about by bike in the Netherlands. Push Bikes was here in 2014. We invited officers and councillors from Birmingham City Council, but they refused to go. None has been since. Does the council really want to modernise Birmingham, or does it still believe in the failed 1960's American dream of a "motor city"?