BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Themes

See how the Dutch cycle

Ordinary people cycling

In rush hour
In the rain
In the snow
In the dark
View from the saddle

What makes all this cycling possible: Infrastructure

Ordinary cycle infrastructure

Cycle lanes
Cycle paths/tracks
Cycle streets
Cycle super highways
Long distance cycle paths
Main Cycle Routes
Separation (not necessarily with separated cycle infrastructure)
Service streets
Width of cycling infrastructure

At grade junctions

Junction design
Left turns
Right turn on red
Roundabouts

Grade-separated crossings

Grade-separated roundabouts
Overpasses
Underpasses

Exceptional infrastructure

Grade-separated roundabouts
Big bicycle bridges

Other infrastructure

Bridges
Driveways
Ferries
Motorways (Freeways)
Railway stations
Road signs
Traffic lights
Tunnels

Maintenance

Gritting (clearing surface of snow and ice)
Road surface
Road works
Detours

Parking bicycles

Cycle parking (at destinations)
Residential cycle parking

Developments

Before and After
Filtered Permeability
Strict liability
Sustainable safety
Unravelling

Why people cycle

Commuting/Getting to work
OV-Fiets (Bike share)
Racing
Recreational cycling
School
Shopping
Sports cycling

When people cycle

Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
In rush hour
In the dark

Under what weather conditions people cycle

In the rain
In the snow

Policies that make cycling as transport possible

Directness
Liveable cities
Modal share
Road safety
Society
Stop de Kindermoord
Strict liability
Sustainable safety
Traffic education
Training
Urban Planning
Unravelling modes

What led to these policies

Advocacy
Campaigning
Cyclists’ Union; Fietsersbond
Fietsstad (Cycling City of the Netherlands-award)
Figures
Bicycle culture

History

Before and After

Vehicles

Bicycles
Cargo hopper
Ferries
Mobility Scooter
Mopeds/Scooters
OV-Fiets
Trucks (Lorries)

Where people cycle

Areas

Beach
Country side
Heath
Hills
Industrial area
(along the) North sea
Woods

Places

’s-Hertogenbosch
Alkmaar
Almere
Alphen aan den Rijn
Amsterdam
Australia
Belgium
Berg en Dal
Berlin
Bloemendaal
Boxtel
Breda
Brisbane
Brussels
Budapest
Canada
Copenhagen
Courtrai
Culemborg
Czech Republic
Denmark
De Bilt
Den Bosch
Den Haag
Dordrecht
Eindhoven
Enschede
Etten-Leur
Geldermalsen
Haarlem
Hattem
Hengelo
Houten
Hilversum
Houten
Hungary
Italy
Kortrijk
London
Maastricht
Milan
Nijmegen
Norway
Oirshot
Oisterwijk
Rotterdam
Scheveningen
Stavanger
Sweden
Sydney
The Hague
Tilburg
United Kingdom UK
United States USA
Utrecht
Vancouver
Velsen
Vlijmen
Vught
Zaandam
Zaanstad
Zandvoort
Zoetermeer
Zwolle

Specific groups in society

Children
Disabled people
Elderly

This and that

Carnival
Miffy (Nijntje)
NACTO
Olympics
Queen’s Day (Koninginnedag)
Royal Family
Small things

Some negative aspects

Excuses
Mopeds/Scooters on the cycle paths
NL is not perfect
Red light jumping
Road rage
Restrictions

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