All about cycling in the Netherlands
As announced, no ordinary big elaborate post this week. But… I happened to be in Rotterdam yet again last Saturday, this time for a family visit. On the prior visits I walked, but now I cycled! So, as an encore to last week’s post, I decided to use my camera on the first part of the ride. I started from the central station bicycle parking facility, where I rented an OV-Fiets (public bicycle), and I rode to the back of the station, through a tunnel under the railroad tracks. At the back of the station, you immediately enter a very different part of Rotterdam; a 19th century neighbourhood that was not destroyed in World War II, unlike most of the city centre. The wide bi-directional cycle track ends in a traffic calmed 30km/h residential zone. It takes you to a one way street for motor vehicles with a bicycle countraflow lane. I cycled further north to my cousin, but that was mainly a continuation of the same type of infrastructure. I didn’t film that part of the ride. Enjoy the video!
A short video of a ride under the Rotterdam Central Station railway tracks.The route I rode, from south to north.