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Alternative cycle route in Utrecht

There are usually more routes you can take for the same journey from A to B. In the Netherlands most of those routes will be suitable for cycling. The route … Continue reading

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Bicycles for refugees

Loud cheers and applause could be heard near the ʼs-Hertogenbosch cathedral last Saturday, every time someone arrived pushing a second bicycle. Clearly, that second bicycle was going to be donated … Continue reading

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Main cycle route updated

“Utrecht is a city in transition” said the jury of the Cycling City election last May. It was one of the reasons why the city did not become Cycling City … Continue reading

12 July 2016 · 18 Comments

Bicycle parking at Zaltbommel station

The train and the bicycle are a powerful combination in the Netherlands. This mode-combination was never really promoted; the Dutch found this out for themselves. They realised in great numbers … Continue reading

5 July 2016 · 7 Comments

Ride from Market to Market (5)

For my fifth and last ride in the series “from Market to Market” I cycled to the Markt of Waalwijk. The starting point was again the Markt of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. This … Continue reading

28 June 2016 · 5 Comments

Traffic lights in ’s-Hertogenbosch; an interview

“We want people to believe our traffic signals are really helping them. Nobody likes to wait unnecessarily long at a red light. Signals are an aid and they should only … Continue reading

21 June 2016 · 33 Comments

And now for something completely different

“Do you seriously not have anything better to do today?” British comedian John Cleese was astonished when he saw the hundreds of people who had turned up in Eindhoven on … Continue reading

14 June 2016 · 6 Comments

A ride from Market to Market (4)

The Markt of the town of Boxtel is the starting point of my 4th ride from Market to Market. From that market square of Boxtel it is a 12.3 km … Continue reading

7 June 2016 · 11 Comments

The bicycle passage of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

I’ve shown you the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum bicycle “tunnel” on my blog before. Already explaining that it is an underpass and not a tunnel. But is that even true? When you … Continue reading

31 May 2016 · 11 Comments

Nijmegen celebrations!

Celebrations in Nijmegen last Thursday when it was announced the city had won the title of Cycling City of the Netherlands in 2016. Taking over from Zwolle, elected in 2014, … Continue reading

24 May 2016 · 4 Comments

And the winner is…

Nijmegen has been elected Cycling City of the Netherlands in 2016! This was announced today by the Fietsersbond (Cyclists’ Union) in the Netherlands. Although I made it no secret that … Continue reading

19 May 2016 · 7 Comments

A ride from Market to Market (3)

A high-speed cycle route from ʼs-Hertogenbosch to Zaltbommel had been considered feasible for a very long time, but it was never built. Two of the three municipalities the route runs … Continue reading

17 May 2016 · 6 Comments

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