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Fast Cycle Route ʼs-Hertogenbosch – Waalwijk

The fast cycle route from ʼs-Hertogenbosch to Waalwijk is part of the elaborate system of (planned) intercity cycling routes in the province of Brabant in the South of the Netherlands. … Continue reading

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Cycling during lockdown

This would have been such a special year for the Netherlands. In 2020 we would be the centre of the world’s attention with the Eurovision Song Contest, the Invictus Games, … Continue reading

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Going back to the Utrecht Mariaplaats

We’re all witnessing unprecedented events around the world. I find it stunning to see how quickly our “normal” can change! Less than two weeks ago I filmed the evening rush … Continue reading

18 March 2020 · Leave a comment

What was this winter like?

Snow on the morning of the 26th of February last! Surprisingly, this was only the very first snow of the entire winter of 2019/2020 in the Netherlands. For that reason … Continue reading

11 March 2020 · 5 Comments

Veenendaal is Cycling city 2020 of the Netherlands

Veenendaal was pronounced Fietsstad 2020 (Cycling City 2020) last Friday. The result of a national survey, in which over 45,000 people answered 26 questions about the cycling climate in their … Continue reading

4 March 2020 · 2 Comments

Is cycling priority on roundabouts a good idea?

Roundabouts are much safer than regular intersections. There is not much debate about that fact in the Netherlands. But when it comes to the priority rules on roundabouts the opinions … Continue reading

26 February 2020 · 10 Comments

Winter Cycling Congress 2020 in Joensuu

The city of Joensuu was host to the international Winter Cycling Conference 2020. With temperatures as low as -13 degrees and weather conditions ranging from sunny clear blue skies to … Continue reading

19 February 2020 · 6 Comments

Cycling in the Finnish snow

In the past two weeks I was in Finland, thinking: ‘When the snow doesn’t come to me, I will go to the snow instead!’ That wasn’t the main reason though. … Continue reading

12 February 2020 · 15 Comments

Cheerful art in a cycle tunnel

Most cycle tunnels in the Netherlands have a work of art on their walls. One of the reasons is that art makes the tunnels less scary. A cycle tunnel in … Continue reading

5 February 2020 · 4 Comments

Rush hour at dawn

It’s been a while since I showed you a morning rush hour. It is always good to take a step back every now and then. I often show you different … Continue reading

29 January 2020 · 11 Comments

Renting a bicycle from a locker

Thanks to the national OV-Fiets system, which is the public-transport shared bicycle system, I can get to places where I want to film for this blog. When I had to … Continue reading

22 January 2020 · 5 Comments

When you design streets for people, not for machines

The Utrecht Maliebaan is a beautiful tree-lined avenue – over 60 metres wide – that was built almost 400 years ago as a sports track for a game that was … Continue reading

15 January 2020 · 1 Comment

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