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This fun video has been circulating around the net of late.  It shows rush hour in Utrecht, the 4th largest city in the Netherlands, sped up to add a little drama.  There’s young and old, zipping along on their way to work.  It makes me think maybe it’s not so impossible for cities and towns in the States to embrace greener ways to get around. Click here to see the video.

Check out the fancy, extra spacious bike lanes (they almost look like streets made especially for bikes!)  Is this what it will take for people start to consider their bike a legit form of transportation? It’s pretty flat in Utrecht;  they’re lucky they have that to get them motivated!

(photo via Streetsblog)

Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that kept me stuck abroad, is still erupting and stranding travelers. And while most people are trying to evacuate the area around the volcano, photographer Sean Stiegemeier flew right in. Stiegemeier captured the volcano in a stunning fast-forwarded video. There is no fire or lava spewing on camera, but there is plenty of ash and smoke – the culprits behind Europe’s closed airspace and electrical storms. 
http://vimeo.com/11673745