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Tag Archives: Utrecht

First day of Spring cycling

It’s spring! And the first day of spring (on 20th of March this year) was a record-breaking beautiful day, with temperatures of over 21 degrees Celsius. That was great, despite … Continue reading

27 March 2014 · 2 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

’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

New ’24 Oktoberplein’ fly-over, Utrecht

Whenever I show new bicycle overpasses, such as the ones in Enschede and Eindhoven, people comment that motor traffic should be on top of the overpass, so people cycling don’t … Continue reading

24 October 2013 · 20 Comments

Utrecht morning rush hour

Some time ago I showed you summer cycling in Utrecht but that was in a park in the afternoon. Not exactly rush hour. So this time I would like to … Continue reading

10 October 2013 · 14 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

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

Summer cycling

Summer has started and that means we can watch beautiful people cycling in their summer outfits. The contrast with last week’s post couldn’t be sharper when you see these typically … Continue reading

27 June 2013 · 6 Comments

Cycle bridge over the A28; De Bilt – Utrecht

It is at least 30 years old, the cycle bridge over the A28, the motorway from Utrecht to Groningen. This part of that motorway was opened in 1985, but a … Continue reading

13 June 2013 · 2 Comments

Recreational cycle routes in Utrecht

In my last post I showed you how ’s-Hertogenbosch has recently renewed and elaborated the city’s system of wayfinding signs for people on bicycles. The city placed 888 signs to … Continue reading

8 April 2013 · 3 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
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