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Category Archives: View from the cycle path

Sustainable Safety

Sustainable Safety (“Duurzaam veilig” in Dutch) is the name of the Dutch approach to achieve a better road safety. This policy is lesser known than ‘strict liability‘ and underestimated. Where … Continue reading

2 January 2012 · 13 Comments

So the Dutch do have cycle gear

They don’t wear it often but the Dutch do have cycle gear! When the rain comes pouring down the Dutch suddenly show they can dress up for cycling. But of … Continue reading

22 December 2011 · Leave a comment

Hartelfietsbrug near Rotterdam

The longest cycle bridge of South-Holland. That’s how the media introduced the brand new 600 meter (1968.5ft) long cycle bridge that was opened on 26th October last. It connects the … Continue reading

15 December 2011 · Leave a comment

Fast urban cycle route: Spoorbaanpad Almere

Spoorbaanpad is a 12 kilometer (7.45 miles) long fast cycle route in Almere. According to a site about fast cycle routes in the Netherlands it is the longest urban cycle … Continue reading

10 December 2011 · 1 Comment

From car centric to people friendly urban planning

Historic city centres and modern traffic do not go together well. All the functions of city life compete for a part of the limited space that is available in the … Continue reading

1 December 2011 · 1 Comment

Maastricht Cycling Infrastructure

The city of Maastricht –birth place of the euro– has a bit of a reputation of “not being the best cycling city” in the Netherlands. But with a modal share … Continue reading

28 November 2011 · Leave a comment

Benelux Cycling Tunnel, Rotterdam

Benelux cycling tunnel is a 2002 cycling tunnel under the Nieuwe Maas (New Meuse). It is a connection between the municipalities of Vlaardingen and Schiedam to the Rotterdam suburbs of … Continue reading

24 November 2011 · 1 Comment

Amsterdam Cycle Paths

Whenever you see images of Amsterdam it is mostly of the historic city centre. Yes those pretty canals with their beautiful 17th century houses are what defines Amsterdam, but passed … Continue reading

17 November 2011 · Leave a comment

Den Bosch becomes Netherlands’ “Fietsstad 2011″

‘s-Hertogenbosch (a.k.a. Den Bosch) won the honour title ‘Fietsstad 2011′ or ‘Cycling City 2011′ in the election organised by the Dutch Cyclists’ Union. The expert jury was unanimous in its … Continue reading

17 November 2011 · 2 Comments

First cycle “superhighway” revisited

A man cycles towards a junction. At a steady speed, doesn’t slow down, doesn’t speed up. A large truck comes to a full stand still to let him pass. Cyclists … Continue reading

11 November 2011 · 2 Comments

Cycling through the heath

Some weeks ago the heath was in full bloom all over the Netherlands. Not knowing it from each other David Hembrow and I decided to cycle through the heath in … Continue reading

27 October 2011 · 3 Comments

How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure

How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want what the Dutch have. Road building traditions … Continue reading

20 October 2011 · 48 Comments
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