Koen is one of my Dutch followers and he documented the construction of a rural cycle path between the villages of Leusden and Achterveld in the province of Utrecht. He mentioned his two videos in a comment to one of my posts today, but they deserve more attention, so this is an extra post for that reason. It is interesting to think that I had never heard of this project. To the Dutch this is just another cycle path, with no need to brag about it… But, we are going to do that anyway and right now!
What follows are Koen’s texts and his videos.
All of your excellent cycling video’s have inspired me to upload my own two videos about the construction of a cycle path near me. It was shot on my phone, so it’s not the same high quality, but seeing the works going on I thought it might be interesting anyway.
A look at cycle path construction. The Netherlands, 2014
Where to find room for constructing a new cycle path? A look at before, during and after construction of a short stretch of a new cycle path. The cycle path was made in concrete in 2013. Leusden, province of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
I rode my bike four times and my car once to explain how they did it. Be sure to read the subtitles for an explanation!
Have a look at my other video for the next 4.5 kms: a new cycle path being constructed in concrete. Location: between Achterveld and Leusden, the Netherlands. After construction, the road will be repaved as well. After completion, the trees that were cut will be replaced with young trees.