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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

Five years of filming anniversary: my daily commute

“Longer distance commuting by bicycle is perceived impossible by many. Not so for the Dutch. A combination of public transport and a bicycle is easy and very common in the … Continue reading

9 January 2014 · 9 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

Before and After ʼs-Hertogenbosch

What was a four lane road with separated cycle lanes just six months ago, is now a street with only two lanes for motor traffic (one for each direction) and completely protected … Continue reading

22 August 2013 · 21 Comments

Holiday Cycling in the Netherlands

Two personal friends from Phoenix Arizona (USA) were visiting the Netherlands recently and they told me they would like to give cycling a try. It was an excellent idea: when … Continue reading

15 August 2013 · 13 Comments

A ride on a country road… in the city

On a beautiful summer’s day, I filmed a ride on what appears to be a small country road. But this country road is special, it is in the middle of … Continue reading

30 May 2013 · 7 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 · 71 Comments

Going for a swim

Sports and I are not a great match, to put it very mildly. And it has been like that all my life. To give but one small example: I was … Continue reading

18 April 2013 · 15 Comments

Cycling to the dentist

In the Netherlands people cycle for all kinds of every day purposes and I am no exception. So when I need to go to the dentist I get on my … Continue reading

14 February 2013 · 11 Comments

Riding in The Hague

Two weeks ago I showed you a huge junction in The Hague, which was actually only one junction in a much longer route. This week I’d like to show you … Continue reading

24 January 2013 · 12 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

Cycling in Eindhoven

A few weeks ago I showed you the new floating roundabout of Eindhoven and it got a lot of attention. But of course a city’s cycling climate cannot be measured … Continue reading

13 September 2012 · 3 Comments
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