All about cycling in the Netherlands

The F325 Fast Cycle Route Arnhem – Nijmegen

RijnWaalpad is the name of the fast cycle route from the provincial capital Arnhem on the Rhine and the other big city in the province of Gelderland, Nijmegen, on the … Continue reading

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Reconstruction of St Mary’s Place in Utrecht

The Utrecht “St Mary’s Place” (Mariaplaats) has recently been reconstructed. Much more than before the street is now designed for people. First of all for people walking, but the design … Continue reading

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A monumental bicycle roundabout in Arnhem

It was opened 61 years ago and it still qualifies as exceptional cycling infrastructure: the bicycle roundabout in Arnhem at Airborne Square. The Netherlands has several so-called ‘bear pits’; cycle … Continue reading

15 September 2015 · 7 Comments

Cycling into the city centre

The summer is quickly coming to an end and the holidays are over. The schools and the academic year for the university have started again, people are back at work … Continue reading

8 September 2015 · 12 Comments

Candidate cities for the best cycling city of 2016 announced

Today the Dutch Cyclists’ Union published the names of nine municipalities who applied for the “Fietsstad 2016” election to become the best cycling city of the Netherlands in 2016. “These … Continue reading

3 September 2015 · 7 Comments

The large cycle bridge of Maarssen

An easy and convenient way to cross a 10 lane motorway. That is what the cycle bridge in the recreational cycle route Rijnveldsche Pad was meant to be. It makes … Continue reading

1 September 2015 · 8 Comments

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

25 August 2015 · 10 Comments

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 · 15 Comments

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

18 August 2015 · 4 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

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