All about cycling in the Netherlands

Because we don’t want large trucks in the city center

I just cycled in the inner-city of Utrecht and saw the electric mini-cargo hopper again. That reminded me of an interesting video about this project. We all know that trucks … Continue reading

28 March 2012 · Leave a comment

Huge roads do not have to be huge barriers

Huge roads can be huge barriers for cyclists. But they do not need to be. It is possible to design crossings and junctions that are safe for cyclists, both objectively … Continue reading

24 March 2012 · 11 Comments

Miffy on her bicycle

It’s not so strange that world famous Miffy would ride a bicycle. True, I haven’t seen any other rabbit on a bike, but Miffy is Dutch! So it goes without … Continue reading

18 March 2012 · 14 Comments

Promoting Cycling in the Netherlands

They are perhaps not entirely politically correct, but I found these amusing ads to promote cycling in the Netherlands in the 1980s. I even remembered seeing them on national television … Continue reading

12 March 2012 · 3 Comments

Before and after; comparing 2012 with 1957

Motorized traffic has increased enormously in the last 55 years all over the world and also in the Netherlands. But not in every street, at least not in the Netherlands. … Continue reading

5 March 2012 · 4 Comments