For this month of February I have prepared a special project for you. Around 2010, I documented 10 rides in my hometown of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. Last Summer – 12 years later – I filmed the same rides again and compared the two. Some of the streets and cycleways in these rides changed dramatically, and some remained remarkably the same. From Thursday 9 February I will publish one of the rides, every working day, until the last one is published on Wednesday 22 February. The first video is the trailer/teaser for this series.
Below, the videos will become visible over the next two weeks. Enjoy!
12 thoughts on “12 years later; 10 rides in ʼs-Hertogenbosch”
Why not a split screen between old and new and see them side by side? Of course, not every second will match (i.e. some rides slower than its historical counterpart, some faster) but I’m sure that you can put in gaps, where necessary!
The quality of the old images is really not good enough to do that.
It’s okay! That’s the nature of older videos, more grainy. Good for contrast! Anyway it would be so cool. I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the two timelines except for the orange colour for the new paths! Well done, though.
I bet the international audience will respond that they would love to see the 2010 situation in their hometown.
We’ll look forward to each one.
Meanwhile, can you answer a question please Mark?
In UK we have a problem with leaves and other debris left un-cleared on the few cycleways we have. What actions are taken in Netherlands to clear such hazards?
In America we have adopt-a-bikepath were people volunteer to clear trash and leaves on a section of path. Do they have that in UK?
To Peter T. Adopt-a-bikepath. I’ve not heard of it in UK but maybe someone will enlighten us.
I had to look it up, but in one of my first autumn videos (from 13 years ago) you can see a lot of the sweeper vehicles that clear the paths. They just drive around all the time to sweep the paths clear. https://youtu.be/0MChQyGcLjk
To Mark. 13 years back! No wonder I couldn’t find it.
(Fellow heart recoverer)
I will be waiting 😌
Great series on the city where I found my first job!