BICYCLE DUTCH

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Cycling from ’s-Hertogenbosch to Geldermalsen

First 25 km (15.5m) part of the ‘s-Hertogenbosch – Utrecht journey by bicycle. Cycled on 31st January 2009 with temperatures just above freezing point. Showing the elaborate bicycle infrastructure in the Netherlands, both in built up areas as well as in the country side.

We see shared roads with cycle lanes, cycle streets and separate cycle paths in every variation. In this 25km ride every single metre of the way has cycle facilities. The journey goes from ‘s-Hertogenbosch (a.k.a. Den Bosch), to Hedel, Zaltbommel, Waardenburg, Meteren and finally to Geldermalsen. It crosses two major rivers (Meuse and Waal), two major East-West motorways (freeways) (A59 and A15) and and it is next to the major North-South motorway (A2) for some part.

The second part from Geldermalsen to Utrecht is to be continued on a later date.

Cycling from ‘s-Hertogenbosch to Geldermalsen

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4 comments on “Cycling from ’s-Hertogenbosch to Geldermalsen

  1. Bob Shanteau
    25 June 2013

    On the cycle street at 9:56, I see that you are riding at the right edge. If cars drive very slowly on a cycle street and cannot pass you anyway, why not ride further out into the street?

    • bicycledutch
      25 June 2013

      As a cyclist you always stay a bit on the right hand side. Force of habit. It is not really necessary to ride further out, there are no parked cars to stay away from.

  2. Bob Shanteau
    25 June 2013

    Where you pass the minor road junction on the right at 8:16, is a motorist who wants to turn right onto the minor road required to yield to through bicyclists in the cycle lane?

    • bicycledutch
      25 June 2013

      Of course. A turning motorist has to yield to all traffic going straight on the same road, that is even so for a pedestrian but also for cyclists. This is also true for a motorist going left into that side street, coming from the other direction. As a straight going cyclists you have priority over motorists coming from and going into that side street.

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