BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Leeuwarden Bicycle Rush Hours

Leeuwarden has very different types of infrastructure for different types of streets. When I filmed rush hour at two locations in the city last month, the end result seems to … Continue reading

Featured · 7 Comments

New cycleway alongside a new canal

It was very clear: hundreds of people had had the same idea: let’s try out the new cycleway alongside the new canal. So the first Sunday it was open, the … Continue reading

Featured · 24 Comments

A bicycle roundabout that shouldn’t have been built

Some weeks ago I cycled just 7 kilometres to the subject of this post. It was nice that going there didn’t involve a three-hour train journey first. Since I had … Continue reading

10 March 2015 · 18 Comments

Women cycling: “Make it happen”

“Celebrate women’s achievements. Call for greater equality. #Make it happen.” This is the theme of the International Women’s Day in 2015, that is celebrated today, 8 March. I always feel … Continue reading

8 March 2015 · 13 Comments

Winter Cycling Congress 2015 (2)

Last week you could see my presentation at the Winter Cycling Congress in Leeuwarden, from 10 to 12 February last. In my post this week, I’d like to show you … Continue reading

3 March 2015 · 6 Comments

Winter Cycling Congress 2015

Earlier this February the Dutch city of Leeuwarden hosted the third international Winter Cycling Congress. Delegates of many countries gathered to talk about how you could make cycling in winter … Continue reading

24 February 2015 · 3 Comments

Dressing up for the occasion

The Dutch don’t dress up for cycling, they dress up for where they are going. That doesn’t become much clearer than when they cycle to Carnival festivities. Carnival will still … Continue reading

17 February 2015 · 9 Comments

Missing link completed in Den Bosch

All over the Netherlands cities are working to get rid of missing links in their cycle grids. That is often done by building viaducts or underpasses, overpasses or bridges. But … Continue reading

10 February 2015 · 3 Comments

Temporary bicycle parking facility in Tilburg

The university city of Tilburg in the south of the Netherlands is one of the many Dutch cities in which the central station area is under extensive reconstruction. Because that … Continue reading

3 February 2015 · 7 Comments

Winter Cycling vs Summer Cycling

The first snow of 2015 surprised us last Saturday. The day before, the weather services had predicted black ice and they even issued a weather alarm. But it wasn’t black … Continue reading

27 January 2015 · 19 Comments

Cycle Viaduct in Utrecht Overvecht

Yet again, two policy makers in the Netherlands seized the opportunity to show how much they care about people’s well-being, the environment and cycling. On Friday 7 November last, the … Continue reading

20 January 2015 · 8 Comments

How to make cycling possible in the snow

We had almost grown unaccustomed to it… snow! The last time there was substantial snow in the south of the Netherlands was in February 2013, almost 2 years ago. But … Continue reading

13 January 2015 · 17 Comments
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