I didnt mention in my prev threads, but I teach English at university in Okinawa, Japan (which has a very strong car culture and very little cycling - a legacy of the american occupation perhaps?) and in my lessons I am trying to promote environmental issues generally and cycling in particular.
One thing that has struck me about many of the cycling websites (e.g. copenhagenize.com) is that they portray a very positive image of cycling....in flat areas. This is all well and good, but does anyone know of any pro-cycling websites/cities that are predominantly hilly? The reason I ask is that Okinawa is pretty damn hilly in places (hence my previous thread about carrying loads up hills), and I know this is one of the objections people are going to throw up. I'd like to be able to show some evidence that cycling works perfectly well as a method of transportation in hilly areas too.
Does anyone know of any such sites? My gooogling so far hasn't thrown up much.
Thanks for any suggestions