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Tag Archives: long distance cycle paths

‘The Little Green One’ cycle bridge north of Nijmegen

“It should be called ‘The little green one’, because it’s green and because that’s what you say about a novice or something new as well. And this was the area … Continue reading

13 February 2014 · 6 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

Cycling from De Bilt to Utrecht

De Bilt is a village east of Utrecht with a population of a little over 10,000. Its name might seem familiar because it is the village after which the famous … Continue reading

2 January 2014 · 13 Comments

Cargo bike festival and new cycle route in Nijmegen

Last Sunday was a day full of activities in Nijmegen. A new “snelfietsroute” (fast cycle route) was festively opened and there was a Cargo Bike Festival (Bakfietstreffen). I made three … Continue reading

11 April 2013 · 14 Comments

F35 High-Speed Cycle Route Twente

F35 is the name of the longest high-speed cycle route that is currently in planning and under construction in the Netherlands. The almost 60 kilometres (37 miles) long cycle route … Continue reading

14 March 2013 · 6 Comments

Cycling from the University to the Center of Utrecht

In 2011 it was commemorated that it had been 50 years since Utrecht University started moving out of the city center to a rural area to the east of the … Continue reading

18 October 2012 · 16 Comments

Cycle Highway Vlijmen – ’s-Hertogenbosch

The old road from Vlijmen to ‘s-Hertogenbosch has been upgraded as a cycle road. The road had become obsolete for motorised traffic when in 1978 a motorway was opened. The … Continue reading

14 May 2012 · 10 Comments

Cycle highways: Swedish plans vs. Dutch reality

A month ago the internet was buzzing with good news: a 20 kilometer (12.5 miles) four lane cycle superhighway in Sweden would connect the cities of Malmö and Lund. It … Continue reading

27 February 2012 · 6 Comments

Cycle Route Tilburg – Oisterwijk

In my series of longer fast cycle routes in the Netherlands I take you to one of the oldest ones this time. This route from the city of Tilburg to the nearby … Continue reading

30 January 2012 · 3 Comments

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

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 to school

Hundreds of thousands of children cycle to school every morning in the Netherlands. The roads and streets are literally full of cycling children for about one hour. The “cycle highway” … Continue reading

8 September 2011 · Leave a comment
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