BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

The redesign of the Utrecht Sint Jacobsstraat

City streets used to be designed with only the private car in mind, but that has changed (in The Netherlands at least). In many Dutch city centres the car is … Continue reading

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Attention for cycling in major infrastructure works

Even in the Netherlands decision makers and planners must often be reminded that the needs for people cycling should be taken into account when major infrastructure is to be reconstructed. … Continue reading

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E-bikes embraced by ever more people

Last week a news-broadcast on national Dutch TV reported that e-bikes are now even embraced by a most unlikely group: school children. Electric assisted bicycles have long had an image … Continue reading

20 August 2015 · 12 Comments

Another before and after in ʼs-Hertogenbosch (5)

The cycleway surface on a busy main road in ʼs-Hertogenbosch was recently upgraded. The original concrete slabs were replaced by smooth asphalt. Not a major change you might think, but … Continue reading

11 August 2015 · 13 Comments

Nijmegen bicycle parking facility underused

Like many cities of the Netherlands, Nijmegen suffered from a shortage of bicycle parking spaces in the central station area. That is why an extra bicycle parking facility for almost … Continue reading

4 August 2015 · 2 Comments

Summer evening rush hour

It’s Summer in the city and that means the people cycling look even more relaxed than usual. On a beautiful afternoon I took my camera and went to the car-free … Continue reading

28 July 2015 · 11 Comments

Fast Cycle Route Venlo – Horst-Sevenum opened

The first official fast cycle route in the southern province of Limburg was opened last June when several officials from the province and the two municipalities that the route runs … Continue reading

21 July 2015 · 13 Comments

Testing a new OV-Fiets

OV-Fiets is the shared bike system of The Netherlands and it is very popular for the last kilometre of a journey from the train station to people’s end destination. Last … Continue reading

14 July 2015 · 11 Comments

How to get to a place to film

“How do you get to all those places in your videos?” Several people have asked me this question recently. The answer is by bicycle, for the final 15 kilometres at … Continue reading

7 July 2015 · 20 Comments

Tour de France in Utrecht

It seems impossible that you missed that the Tour de France started in Utrecht this weekend. But I did miss it, at least, I couldn’t be there! I was in … Continue reading

6 July 2015 · 7 Comments

Wooden cycle bridge in Harderwijk

An exceptional new wooden cycle bridge can be found in the town of Harderwijk on the former Zuiderzee (now IJsselmeer). It was opened on 11 December 2014 by several aldermen … Continue reading

30 June 2015 · 10 Comments

Main cycle route in a city expansion

Cycling in the newest parts of cities and towns in The Netherlands is almost always very convenient. That is because these areas were designed with cycling in mind from the … Continue reading

23 June 2015 · 14 Comments
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