No gym membership required. Not Just Bikes extolls the virtues of “the gym of life” and how it works through the vantage point of Dutch living. A big reason that the gym of life works so well in The Netherlands is how communities are designed and the policies that support them that make active transportation just a normal feature of life.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.