The bridge in Emmen from last week’s post was about 15 minutes cycling from the railway station. After I had filmed the bridge I filmed the ride back. This is the fifth ride in my series of nine. I will publish one ride every Monday in October and November 2020. The route took me through a late 1960s early 1970s residential neighbourhood with all the characteristics of a new town. Only in this part of the Netherlands there was clearly more room, or at least there was at the time. There is a lot of green between the houses, even more than in new towns of the same era in the west of the country. The part that I am much more familiar with. I didn’t cycle in the residential streets. I maybe should have, because this award winning new town was one of the first locations in the Netherlands where the woonerf (home zone) concept was implemented. I filmed this ride on a Saturday morning late September and only few people were out and about yet. When I reached the station it was only 11:05 am. And so I decided to cycle on from the station to the old town centre and from there to the new town centre. This unplanned route is therefore not the shortest route. I could have reached the end from the beginning in a shorter more direct way, but that is not the point of these rides. They are to show you what the cycling infrastructure is like, also in smaller towns in the further corners of the country. In the captions I write some more observations. Enjoy the ride.