BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

“Cargo bikes are booming”

The director of the International Cargo Bike Festival, which was celebrated last weekend in the city of Groningen in the far north of the Netherlands, thinks “the tide is definitely … Continue reading

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How hard is it to cross the cycle path?

Some people express concerns about pedestrians, when they see my videos of the very busy cycleways in the Netherlands. They feel it must be very hard to cross there and … Continue reading

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Utrecht’s Disappearing Roadways

Streetfilms, created by Clarence Eckerson jr. from New York City, are always a pleasure to watch. For his 960th video, Clarence interviewed yours truly about the huge transformation Utrecht is … Continue reading

20 June 2019 · 1 Comment

Removing a barrier to cycling in North-Holland

When the town of Heerhugowaard expanded beyond a main road, its new residents were faced with a barrier for cycling. It proved possible, however, to build a beautifully curved cycle … Continue reading

5 June 2019 · 3 Comments

Cycling increased again in Utrecht

The people of Utrecht are very satisfied with cycling in their city and they continue to cycle more every year. Cycling increased with five percent last year, while the number … Continue reading

29 May 2019 · 5 Comments

What’s worse, Dutch winds or hills?

The debate is still ongoing about what is more annoying: Dutch head winds or hills. I’m not sure yet either, but I do know now what is worst: riding uphill … Continue reading

22 May 2019 · 4 Comments

Open Dutch Penny-Farthing Championships

A record number of people on high-wheelers gathered last weekend in Zaltbommel in the Netherlands. People from 10 different countries had travelled to this town to attend the first Open … Continue reading

15 May 2019 · 1 Comment

A spectacular bridge for walking and cycling in Venlo

What used to be the city’s river port is now a redeveloped area with a park, shops and apartments. A – what the newspapers called – spectacular bridge was built … Continue reading

8 May 2019 · 2 Comments

Cycling to the hospital (Utrecht)

Another “real ride” in this week’s post; this time filmed in Utrecht, where I rode from my work place to the city’s largest hospital to visit a patient. This was … Continue reading

1 May 2019 · 10 Comments

Cycling to the tulips in North-Holland

It’s tulip season in the Netherlands and what better way to enjoy that than by cycling past the splendid colours of the bulb flower fields. Taking in this wonderful sight … Continue reading

24 April 2019 · 8 Comments

Considerable increase in road fatalities in The Netherlands

In 2018, 678 people lost their lives in traffic in The Netherlands. That is 10.6 % more than in 2017, the largest increase since 1989. This reported Statistics Netherlands (CBS) … Continue reading

18 April 2019 · 12 Comments

From 4-lane road to linear art park

Utrecht has reconstructed yet another arterial road. The Croeselaan was a 4-lane road, leading to an area in the city that had been designed with only the private car in … Continue reading

17 April 2019 · 2 Comments
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