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I just finished a book about the history of cycling in Amsterdam. Everything that people say about cycling in Montreal now sounds exactly like Amsterdam complaints over decades past... and the Amsterdammers had it way rougher. German occupiers did NOT like Dutch cyclists...
But now Amsterdam is an amazing place for biking... and it certainly was not at first.
A bit off topic but have you read this book? I am about half way through & can't put it down.
It's an idea that came to me while reading In the City of Bikes. It obviously plays on the European founders of the New York Metro area and lower Manhattan's original name.
Another idea I have is a play off the name Hudson, but I've never been able to think of something that rolls off like 'NASC.'
A great resource for how the Dutch got to where they are now is this book, written through American eyes (by historian Pete Jordan): http://www.amazon.com/In-City-Bikes-Amsterdam-Cyclist/dp/0061995207
Copying superficial aspects of the Dutch/Amsterdam experience to other place won't work - each context will need its own inventive solutions. Luckily, this book gives much more than the superficialities and thereby provides inspiration for other cities as well.