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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 · 26 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 · 35 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 · 74 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 · 18 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 · 18 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

Huge roads do not have to be huge barriers

Huge roads can be huge barriers for cyclists. But they do not need to be. It is possible to design crossings and junctions that are safe for cyclists, both objectively … Continue reading

24 March 2012 · 8 Comments

Minor junction with cycling infrastructure

Junction design is always location specific. Sometimes it can be exceptional depending on what type of streets meet. At this junction in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands) two minor distributor streets come together … Continue reading

4 January 2012 · Leave a comment

Priority for cyclists on roundabouts in the Netherlands

“Roundabouts are safer than intersections because they reduce the number of potential conflicts between road users and lower the driving speed. In the Netherlands, replacing a four-arm intersection by a … Continue reading

12 May 2011 · 5 Comments

State of the Art Bikeway Design – A further look

See also the 2014 post that sums up Dutch Junction Design Last month I wrote about the new NACTO designs for cycle infrastructure and held the junction design against Dutch … Continue reading

5 May 2011 · 3 Comments

State of the Art Bikeway Design, or is it?

See  also part 2 of this story – And a 2014 post as well An association of transportation experts of 15 major US cities (NACTO) recently published new guidelines for … Continue reading

7 April 2011 · 13 Comments
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