BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Riding in the Rotterdam Rain

In the morning, it will be clouded with possible rain. With a strong south-westerly wind, temperatures will reach circa 4 degrees (39F). Later in the day the rain is expected … Continue reading

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A new bridge for walking and cycling in Utrecht

Utrecht can be proud of yet another fine new piece of infrastructure for walking and cycling. The “Moreelsebrug” was opened on 16 December last. The slender 295-metre-long bridge is a … Continue reading

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Sustainable or Systematic Safety

Peter G. Furth, professor Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, asked me to help him create a video to explain the Dutch system that aims to make … Continue reading

10 January 2017 · 10 Comments

A video review of my 2016 posts and videos

To review 2016 I made a video that includes short clips of every video I published this year. It is a good tradition to look back at all that you’ve … Continue reading

20 December 2016 · 5 Comments

Ride from Grubbenvorst to Venlo

You can ride just about anywhere in the countryside of the Netherlands in a relatively safe and convenient way. But the quality of the cycle infrastructure is very different from … Continue reading

13 December 2016 · 15 Comments

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

6 December 2016 · 16 Comments

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

29 November 2016 · 7 Comments

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 · 4 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 · 11 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 · 37 Comments

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