all about bicycling in the Netherlands
A short ride in ‘s-Hertogenbosch a.k.a. Den Bosch (Netherlands) on well connected but different types of cycle infrastructure. In this short stretch you can see a cycle lane, a protected (separated) cycle path, a grade separated cycle path/lane, a shared road with priority for cyclists and well designed junctions, one of which is a roundabout with priority for cyclists. The first few seconds show old fashioned (1960s) road design: the large entrance roads to a bridge. Here cyclists have to give priority. The arterial road was designed differently but the city never built it as planned. This resulted in a very strange 180 degree turn as a bridge entrance for motorized traffic which has to be crossed by cyclists. No really good solution was found for this design legacy.
All this cycle infrastructure is next to one of the city’s main through routes. Filmed on a quiet summer evening so the artery is less busy than in rush hour which goes for both motorized traffic as well as bicyclists.
A ride in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch on a summer evening.