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Tag Archives: ’s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch)

Sharing Space well in ʼs-Hertogenbosch

People walking and cycling dominate Visstraat in the historic city centre of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. Until the late 1990s this was an ordinary street designed for motor traffic, but since then it … Continue reading

19 June 2014 · 4 Comments

How come there are no pot holes in the Netherlands?

“How come there are no pot holes in the Netherlands?“ Every time I show Dutch infrastructure to foreign guests that question keeps coming back. And it’s not just people with … Continue reading

15 May 2014 · 23 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

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

’Tis the season to be cycling

The December darkness is here again. With about 16 hours of darkness for every 24 hours in the Netherlands we all long for light! As is the case in many … Continue reading

19 December 2013 · 2 Comments

Arriving at school by bicycle

Dutch children cycle to school in huge numbers. According to the Cyclists’ Union, of all cycle trips in the Netherlands 18% is to get to a facility for some form … Continue reading

5 December 2013 · 9 Comments

Sinterklaas is coming to town

When large crowds gather in the centres of the cities of the Netherlands for THE event of the year, you can be sure many of these people arrived by bicycle. … Continue reading

28 November 2013 · 14 Comments

Simon Stevinweg, ʼs-Hertogenbosch

Simon Stevinweg is a major east-west route in the city of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. It is a typical through route for the Netherlands. Two lanes for motor traffic and two separated one-way … Continue reading

25 September 2013 · 7 Comments

Road works: detours gone wrong

When it comes to cycling there is always room for improvement. Even in the Netherlands where cycling is generally considered traffic and a normal means of transport, people cycling still … Continue reading

12 September 2013 · 3 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

Best Cycle City of the Netherlands 2014 competitors

The Dutch Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond) announced which cities and municipalities have signed up for the competition to become the best Cycle City of the Netherlands (Fietsstad) 2014 and take over … Continue reading

26 July 2013 · 7 Comments

Summer cycling in the Netherlands

It’s really Summer in the Netherlands right now. With lots of sun and temperatures of 32 degrees Celsius (90F) it is great to create your own cooling breeze while you … Continue reading

23 July 2013 · 8 Comments
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