|Photos and links by Brian while on vacation in Amsterdam 2006|
I copied the quotation below from his post: http://www.ski-epic.com/amsterdam_bicycles/index.html and it contains the rest of the story and photos.
Location the Pictures were Taken in Amsterdam:In all the pictures below, you will see the same background over and over again, because all the pictures are from the same corner of Nieuw Markt (a nice open square in Amsterdam). This is marked with a red "B" in a circle on Amsterdam_Map. This particular 3-way corner is INCREDIBLY busy with bicycles, cars, and pedestrians, and the traffic pattern is completely random. There don't seem to be any clearly defined rules of engagement -> from all directions bicycles and cars just whiz into the intersection and deal with whatever happens the best they can. The panorama below shows the intersection from the perspective of the cafe right in front of it. You will need to use your horizontal scrollbar to pan to the right to see most of the intersection.