Forethought from politicians...who knew!
In the US we have no left wing politicians, so I guess not.
I notice it's flat. They don't use helmets. I've hear that about The Netherlands. If don't interact much with cars, and you don't have hills, and you aren't going like a bat out of hell, it's probably OK.
They can do this in the US any time as far as I am concerned, I would love it, especially the quiet, but any politician that ran on such a platform would surely go down to defeat. However, in the future, maybe that will change.