Two weeks ago, in my latest post, I wrote that the F50 cycle route from Oss to Uden was completed when the cycle tunnel in Nistelrode was finished. That was not entirely true, there was still some work to do on the route in the municipality of Maashorst (to which Uden now belongs). That work was done recently, and now, indeed, the F50 from Oss to Uden is complete.
In Uden (since January 2022 part of the new municipality of Maashorst) the cycleway still had to be widened. That was done in May 2022. The cycleway also got a new smooth surface of red asphalt. In the village of Nistelrode there was a small but significant change to the cycle route as well, that will now be made permanent. The cycle street in the village got a modal filter. It is no longer possible for drivers to traverse the entire village by car via that cycle street.
The model filter in Nistelrode had become necessary due to the work on the cycle tunnel there. The important entrance road into the village was closed for those road works (which took three months longer due to the council’s mistake with the building permit). During that time people started to find alternative car routes. Unfortunately, one of those routes was using the cycle street. This increased the volume of motor vehicles and that, in turn, changed the traffic situation in the cycle street. In 2020, a council member stated in the local press that he used the route himself, “I cycle in the middle of the street and notice that the cars stay well behind me”. But that had changed in 2021, when the regional newspaper wrote: “According to residents many drivers speed and they even damage mirrors of parked cars on the narrowed street.”
In a trial, the cycle street was closed temporarily with concrete blocks. This made through traffic impossible, but all homes were still reachable by car. At the end of June 2022, the council announced that the temporary model filter would become permanent, albeit at a slightly different location.
“The temporary modal filter was put in place while work was being done on the Noorderbaan roundabout [right next to the cycle tunnel]. In consultation with the village advisory council and street associations, the municipality of Bernheze has decided to make the filter permanent. This to guarantee the safety of cyclists.”
I rode the entire F50 cycle route from Oss to Uden once again and you can choose which video you would like to see. The entire route with the side-by-side comparisons where the final changes occurred, or an excerpt of that video that only shows the changed parts (and the location of the modal filter).
Note: I did not cycle all the way into the centre of Uden this time, that would have forced me to cycle too far. I was still very much recovering from my surgery when I filmed this. That is why I took the train to Oss this time and only rode this route from there. The other times I filmed this route I always cycled from ’s-Hertogenbosch all the way to Oss and then back there from Uden. But that is an over 50km round trip and that was simply too far now. By taking the train to Oss and cycling this route to Uden and back the same way, I reduced that distance to under 25km. I will have to see what changed in Uden another time.
Enjoy the ride!
3 thoughts on “The finished F50 cycle route from Oss to Uden”
I really like your site and have just joined the blog, too. Discovered NL about two years ago and have watched hours of your videos. Visited Haarlem for a week in May and will be in Utrecht for the month of September. Thinking of relocating from San Diego, CA. I just love the bike culture and a lot of other NL things. Thanks for all the videos and information. I’ve studied Dutch for 550 days on Duolingo. Back in May people were very friendly about helping me with my Dutch learning. Such a nice country:-) After that first visit I REALLY like the place.
Beautiful. Blows my mind that there can be so much bike traffic on a suburban road and also allow for safe vehicle traffic! The new trail tunnel is exceptional as well.