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Cycling in the Utrecht Science Park

The Utrecht University Area (or Utrecht Science Park) lies to the east of the city of Utrecht. It measures about 2 kilometres from east to west and about 1.5 kilometres … Continue reading

31 July 2014 · 3 Comments

Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam: given back to people

Most people are cycling and walking in Amsterdam’s Jodenbreestraat today. But the street could have been so different if the 4 lane motorway of the 1970s would have been further … Continue reading

22 May 2014 · 10 Comments

A trip to Sydney, Australia

The people who follow me on Twitter already know that I returned from Australia earlier this week. I went there with my mother to visit some of our relatives. When … Continue reading

17 October 2013 · 20 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

Making a 1960s street grid fit for the 21st century

Today’s Sustainable Safety policies demand a type of street design that is completely different from what was actually built in the 1960s, also in the Netherlands. So can you re-design … Continue reading

8 August 2013 · 19 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

From car centric to people friendly urban planning

Historic city centres and modern traffic do not go together well. All the functions of city life compete for a part of the limited space that is available in the … Continue reading

1 December 2011 · 1 Comment

Utrecht Pedestrian Zone (Netherlands)

The Utrecht pedestrian zone is a large area of car free streets in the historic city center. First in 1965 and from November 1968 on a larger scale, the narrow … Continue reading

27 September 2010 · Leave a comment

Bicycle Policy ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)

The city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch articulated a new “cycle ambition” in 2009. The bicycle policy for the city is a long term plan to update cycle infrastructure (for both riding and … Continue reading

7 July 2010 · Leave a comment

Where to build cycle tracks and where not

You might think separate cycle paths were created along every Dutch street. But that is not true. Only the through streets have these bike tracks. In most residential areas drivers … Continue reading

11 April 2010 · Leave a comment

Car free inner city of ’s-Hertogenbosch

The city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch closed the historic inner city for motorized traffic. This used to be different. From the 1960s the city looked like one big parking lot. Now we … Continue reading

31 October 2009 · Leave a comment
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