One of the cycle journeys I make every now and then is to a health centre where my family doctor resides. When I had to go there recently, for a simple check, I filmed the ride. This was in the morning rush hour and since I was leaving the city centre I was going in the opposite direction of a lot of people who were riding into that city centre, many of whom school children. I had shown you my ride to the dentist years ago. I still have my dentist in Utrecht, the same practice I went to as a child. That is not allowed for your general practitioner. You need to have one in your place of residence, for the obvious reason that the doctor can’t be too far away in case of an emergency.
I start the video right in front of city hall. That’s close enough to my home. Two weeks ago a group of American politicians, councillors and even a mayor, as well as some engineers visited city hall where I gave them a presentation about cycling in ’s-Hertogenbosch. I had already spoken to the same group a day earlier in Utrecht, where I also gave them a guided tour. The guided tour in ’s-Hertogenbosch took the group to the same service street that can also be seen in this filmed ride. They were impressed by the service street that doubles as a cycle street and they wrote a blog post about it.
I will show you the video first and then there is a bit of information with some stills from the ride.