all about bicycling in the Netherlands
As the year 2012 comes to an end people look back to see what happened this year. To somehow frame what you cannot frame we see lists appear everywhere. So why don’t I join in the fun and make some lists of my own.
1. Spectacular New Floating Cycle Roundabout
a post about a rather unusual piece of cycle infrastructure in Eindhoven
2. Road signs for cycling in the Netherlands
apparently people needed a guide to the typical Dutch road signs for cycling.
3. Trouble in paradise?
no, cycling in the Netherlands has not turned into hell on earth as we were led to believe.
4. Lycra in the streets of the Netherlands
of course we also have people cycling for sports in lycra, we just don’t call them cyclists…
5. Cycling past red lights; it’s often legal in the Netherlands
with the right design, people on bikes don’t get near the red lights for motorized traffic!
6. Seeing how the neighbours do it
report of a trip to London resulted in a video with the differences side by side.
7. Judge + bicycle = Culture Shock
a judge from India was shocked when they asked him if he’d like to ride a bicycle in The Hague.
8. No Copenhagen, that’s not good enough
the first ‘cycle super highway’ in Copenhagen is about as ‘super’ as the ones in London.
9. Before and after; comparing 2012 with 1957
looking back long enough you do get to see what the Dutch changed in their cities.
10. “Separate where needed, mix where possible”
that there aren’t cycle paths everywhere does not mean you have to ride with heavy traffic in the Netherlands!
These posts really deserved more views!
These will give you a smile on your face… at least that’s what they do to me!
Finally, my personal highlight of the year was of course the day in July on which I gave a presentation to 25 US students at City Hall in ‘s-Hertogenbosch after which I received a Spanish award! (The trip to Budapest was a very close second!)
Thank you for your interest in my blog. Thank you for your questions and your remarks. I really need your input to know what I should show you next or what I should explain better about cycling in the Netherlands. Please continue to be my inspiration!
I wish you all a great New Year’s Eve and a very Happy 2013!