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Experimental bicycle roundabout in Zwolle

Most of the cycling infrastructure I show you on this blog has been tried and tested for years, usually even decades. Today is different. Zwolle has built a piece of … Continue reading

26 August 2013 · 26 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

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

Spectacular New Floating Cycle Roundabout

The bright white 70 meters (230Ft) tall bridge pylon can be seen from far away. Attached to the top are 24 cables that suspend a large bicycle roundabout, 72 meters … Continue reading

23 August 2012 · 123 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

Roundabout with safe cycling facilities

A view at one of the more recently built roundabouts in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the South of the Netherlands. This roundabout came in the place of an ordinary … Continue reading

11 August 2011 · 1 Comment

Grade separated roundabout – the safest solution for a junction

In my ongoing series about safer junctions I have covered Dutch junction design and how it differs from that of other countries. I then showed you that the Dutch have … Continue reading

26 May 2011 · 2 Comments

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 · 7 Comments

Six videos of left turns in the Netherlands

People always ask how you can turn left while riding a bicycle in the Netherlands. They have difficulties to imagine how that is done with all the separated cycling infrastructure … Continue reading

21 September 2010 · 1 Comment

Roundabout with separated cycle track

To make junctions safer many roundabouts were created. In this video you can see how drivers and cyclists interact on a Dutch roundabout with a separate cycle path. The cyclists … Continue reading

9 April 2010 · 1 Comment

Grade separated cycle roundabout in Utrecht

Grade separated or multi-level cycle facilities where bike paths overpass or underpass roads and junctions are quite normal in the Netherlands. Most of these were built relatively recently. In Utrecht … Continue reading

22 November 2009 · Leave a comment

Bicycle friendly roundabout in ’s-Hertogenbosch

Until recently this used to be a busy intersection with traffic lights and long waiting times for everyone. Now it was changed to a roundabout with a separate second ring … Continue reading

10 April 2009 · Leave a comment
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