From what I can see, not much difference between Springfield and Bombtown. Frankly, I'd rather be riding here than in Amsterdam if those video segments of Andy Cline's are representative of Amsterdam now vs. Amsterdam in 1986, when I spent a week there.
Bicycling is cultural. The reason we don't have more cyclists here has far less to do with infrastructure than it does with our mistaken belief that cycling is dangerous and not a good idea.
As far as actual hazard? Bicycling is no more dangerous than many activities we take for granted. Stop drinking the kool-aid, and start riding.