BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Cycletracks and commercial driveways

Driveways to people’s homes crossing cycleways are not a problem in The Netherlands, but the same goes for commercial driveways. I had already shown you the private driveways long ago, … Continue reading

12 January 2016 · 26 Comments

But we have driveways

One of the many excuses used by people who oppose protected cycling infrastructure is the ‘but we have driveways’ excuse. There are people who believe that cycling infrastructure, especially a … Continue reading

18 August 2011 · 14 Comments

Traversing Boxtel on a bicycle

Recently, I had to cycle all the way through the town of Boxtel, from north to south, on my way to film the fast cycle route between Oirschot and Boxtel. … Continue reading

8 May 2018 · 7 Comments

A video review of my 2016 posts and videos

To review 2016 I made a video that includes short clips of every video I published this year. It is a good tradition to look back at all that you’ve … Continue reading

20 December 2016 · 5 Comments

Designing for people by erasing a car friendly past

Utrecht has reconstructed a complicated five-arm junction. While it had been designed to suit the needs of the car for decades, it has now been reconstructed to be a place … Continue reading

27 September 2016 · 14 Comments

A reconstructed cycle route in Utrecht

Think about your living room, chances are you change it completely every 15 to 20 years. Because you need a wider sofa for the expanding family, or because you rightfully … Continue reading

16 February 2016 · 9 Comments

Bicycle ride in a smaller town

Back to a basic type of bicycle infrastructure. After my posts showing exceptional cycle infrastructure in Den Bosch and Naaldwijk, a failed 1990s experiment with a bicycle street, a failed … Continue reading

5 May 2015 · 37 Comments

Winter Cycling vs Summer Cycling

The first snow of 2015 surprised us last Saturday. The day before, the weather services had predicted black ice and they even issued a weather alarm. But it wasn’t black … Continue reading

27 January 2015 · 20 Comments

Cycling in Brisbane

It seems longer, but only 5 weeks ago I cycled in Brisbane. This was actually the very first time I ever cycled outside of Europe. I have been in the … Continue reading

14 November 2013 · 32 Comments

A trip to Sydney, Australia

The people who follow me on Twitter already know that I returned from Australia earlier this week. I went there with my mother to visit some of our relatives. When … Continue reading

17 October 2013 · 26 Comments

Themes

See how the Dutch cycle Ordinary people cycling In rush hour In the rain In the snow In the dark View from the saddle What makes all this cycling possible: … Continue reading

First cycle “superhighway” revisited

A man cycles towards a junction. At a steady speed, doesn’t slow down, doesn’t speed up. A large truck comes to a full stand still to let him pass. Cyclists … Continue reading

11 November 2011 · 3 Comments

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