Longer distance commuting by bicycle is perceived impossible by many. Not so for the Dutch. A combination of public transport and a bicycle is easy and very common in the Netherlands.
That there are more bicycles than people in the Netherlands is in part due to commuters who have bicycles in more than one city: the city they live in and the city they work in. The distance between the two cities is bridged by public transport, mostly train.
The distance covered in this video (‘s-Hertogenbosch to Utrecht) is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) one way. It takes less than an hour and that is about twice as fast than it would take by car for this particular route. The video shows how it is done on a winters day. Morning rush hour takes place in the dark during the winter months in the Netherlands.
Big commute in winter, combining the train and the bicycle