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All about cycling in the Netherlands

From ring road to city boulevard

Utrecht has changed part of its former city ring road. The 4-lane road has now become a 2×1 lane street which Utrecht calls a “city boulevard”. Drivers are discouraged to … Continue reading

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A bridge connecting ’s-Hertogenbosch and Wales

“The Royal Welsh brug” is the name of a new bridge over the river Dieze in ’s-Hertogenbosch. With that name the city wants to honour the men of the 53rd … Continue reading

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Twijnstraat transformation

Yet another street in the Utrecht city centre has been reconstructed. The narrow Twijnstraat, already a shopping street in the 13th century, was designed for motor traffic. It has been … Continue reading

22 November 2016 · 6 Comments

A roundabout bypass in Goes

The town of Goes is one of many Dutch places with a raised roundabout for motor traffic, that can be bypassed when you are walking or cycling, on a lower … Continue reading

15 November 2016 · 2 Comments

The Bartenbrug fiasco

When it comes to building infrastructure, the Dutch do like to think that they are rather good at it. I’ve shown you a lot of examples on my blog that … Continue reading

8 November 2016 · 10 Comments

A cycleway that’s not as straightforward as it seems

A four kilometre long cycle path – straight as a line – with priority at all but two of the 15 intersections with motor traffic. Does that sound too good … Continue reading

1 November 2016 · 13 Comments

A tribute to my father

This is a personal post in honour of my dear father, who passed away in the evening of Friday the 21st of October 2016. Walter Wagenbuur was born in 1935 … Continue reading

25 October 2016 · 41 Comments

Looking at cycling from a different angle

Cycling is beautiful from any view-point, but seeing people sailing by on their bicycles from atop the magnificent cathedral of ʼs-Hertogenbosch brought that beauty to another level. It is possible … Continue reading

18 October 2016 · 5 Comments

Utrecht reclaims ever more space for people

People were drinking champagne on the street and enjoying beautiful singing; not something you see every day. They were celebrating the opening of yet another reconstructed street in Utrecht; their … Continue reading

11 October 2016 · 20 Comments

Cycling as the summer lingers on

Many people decided to go cycling on the last Sunday in September. The recreational routes were so crowded that I heard one woman exclaim: “it’s busier than on the National … Continue reading

4 October 2016 · 4 Comments

Designing for people by erasing a car friendly past

Utrecht has reconstructed a complicated five-arm junction. While it had been designed to suit the needs of the car for decades, it has now been reconstructed to be a place … Continue reading

27 September 2016 · 13 Comments

The F59 fast cycle route officially opened

Even on the opening day of the F59 Fast Cycle Route there was protest. The village council of Geffen stopped the party, literally, at a zebra crossing with a school … Continue reading

20 September 2016 · 5 Comments

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