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Tag Archives: Winter

’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

Clearing the streets of snow and ice

When I mentioned the city of ’s-Hertogenbosch had forgotten to clear one new cycle route of snow in my post two weeks ago, the city quickly responded and the route … Continue reading

31 January 2013 · 7 Comments

Dashing through the snow…

Most of The Netherlands is covered in a blanket of snow right now, but many municipalities have been working hard to clear all that snow from the streets and cycle … Continue reading

17 January 2013 · 26 Comments

’Tis the season to be cycling 2012

December is the month the Dutch decorate their cities and towns with light ornaments. They call December ‘the dark days before Christmas’ and with good reason. In June there is … Continue reading

19 December 2012 · 5 Comments

Snow? The Dutch roll on.

Last month the city of Bologna, capital of the Italian province of Emilia Romagna, issued a municipal ordinance in which it was also stated that cycling (and riding a moped) … Continue reading

13 December 2012 · 8 Comments

Bicycle route in the snow, ’s-Hertogenbosch

This main cycle route from the north of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (aka Den Bosch) to the centre in the south is completely cleared of snow and ice during winter. … Continue reading

8 February 2012 · Leave a comment

Ride from ’s-Hertogenbosch to Vughtse Heide

Bicycle ride from ‘s-Hertogenbosch aka Den Bosch to Vughtse Heide (Heath of Vught). A 15 minute ride shown 5 times as fast. We see all kinds of bike infrastructure but … Continue reading

10 January 2012 · Leave a comment

Utility cycling in the snow, Utrecht (Netherlands)

On this sunny Monday afternoon in December 2010 the roads were covered with heavy snow. But people in the Netherlands keep on using their bicycles as much as possible. Although … Continue reading

20 December 2010 · Leave a comment

Bicycle Rush Hour Snow – Utrecht, Netherlands

The first snow of the winter of 2009/2010 and the Netherlands came to a grinding halt. Motorised traffic and the trains that is, not the cyclists. They kept on going … Continue reading

17 December 2010 · Leave a comment

Bicycle rush hour in the dark, ’s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)

Evening rush hour in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (a.k.a. Den Bosch) in the Netherlands. During the winter months rush hour takes place in the dark. This day it also snowed so the road … Continue reading

4 December 2010 · Leave a comment

Cycling in the snow, Utrecht (Netherlands)

First snow in winter 2010/2011. It wasn’t heavy snow, but it did fall all day so the streets couldn’t be cleared of it. Such a thin layer of snow didn’t  … Continue reading

3 December 2010 · Leave a comment

Winter Cycling in Utrecht

Winter cycling impressions in Utrecht, Netherlands. In a country where cycling is mostly for utility purposes people don’t stop using their bikes just because temperatures drop below freezing point. When … Continue reading

6 January 2010 · Leave a comment
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