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Tag Archives: junction design

Road diet XXL for an intersection in Den Bosch

To improve traffic situations for pedestrians and people cycling, road managers can decide to build extravagant infrastructure. Most of the time, however, it is much easier and much more effective … Continue reading

30 October 2014 · 6 Comments

Dynamic sign to indicate the fastest cycle route

A novel and dynamic traffic sign shows people cycling the fastest route across a big intersection in ʼs-Hertogenbosch. It works since Wednesday the 24th September 2014. For that occasion the … Continue reading

9 October 2014 · 11 Comments

Intersection redesign in Utrecht (2)

In this post a second look at a recently reconstructed intersection in Utrecht. In the first post about this reconstruction I focused on the differences between the before and after … Continue reading

25 September 2014 · 6 Comments

Utrecht straightens out a cycle route

The cycle route that forms the main entrance to the Utrecht Science Park was recently updated. The whole “Road to Science” as it is called (Weg tot de Wetenschap) had … Continue reading

11 September 2014 · 6 Comments

Intersection redesign in Utrecht (1)

See also part 2 of this blog post It is one of my most viewed videos, the video in which I explain that common Dutch intersection design would not take … Continue reading

28 August 2014 · 19 Comments

Junction design in the Netherlands

One of my most viewed videos is an animation I made in 2011, showing that a common Dutch type of junction design with protected cycle tracks would in principle fit … Continue reading

23 February 2014 · 31 Comments

Ride into the city: 5 kilometres priority

Cycling must be convenient and fast to be a viable alternative to the car. The Dutch achieve a very high average speed for cycling because you can cycle almost non-stop … Continue reading

30 January 2014 · 36 Comments

A modern Amsterdam Roundabout

There was some confusion in the United Kingdom about ‘Dutch style roundabouts’ now that two different developments are going on at the same time. On the one hand Transport for … Continue reading

9 May 2013 · 76 Comments

What qualifies as Dutch Design?

The UK have recently started to look across the North sea for cycle infrastructure inspiration… again. Because some people in the UK already did that in the 1930s  and also in … Continue reading

12 April 2013 · 20 Comments

An ‘Elephant & Castle’ in the Netherlands

“This really looks a lot like Elephant & Castle” is what I thought when I was cycling in The Hague on the last Sunday of 2012. If “Elephant & Castle” … Continue reading

10 January 2013 · 17 Comments

Cycling past red lights; it’s often legal in the Netherlands

Once again the world was getting excited about something that has been common practice for decades in the Netherlands. It was worldwide news earlier this year: Paris was to allow … Continue reading

25 October 2012 · 20 Comments

25 Ways to cross a major road

Two weeks ago I showed you that major roads do not have to be major barriers for cyclists by giving you an example of a big junction in Utrecht. But … Continue reading

9 April 2012 · 14 Comments
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