All about cycling in the Netherlands
Some think a separate cycle path can be dangerous at junctions. This video shows a typical junction in the Netherlands with a separate cycle path where cyclists have the right of way over turning cars. It is far from dangerous. As can be seen, all the cars give the bikes priority. Mainly because they simply obey traffic rules, but also because of the right design of the junction. Cyclists are very visible for cars and there is enough space for drivers to wait for passing cyclists without being in the way of other cars. Everything runs smoothly at this junction in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (a.k.a. Den Bosch) on a Friday afternoon. In rush hour it can be much busier.
Example of a junction with separated cycle path
See this junction in Google Street View.
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