BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

From semi-protected to a fully protected intersection

The city of ’s-Hertogenbosch upgraded a protected intersection. It used to be partly protected, with long diagonal cycle crossings on the carriage way, but it now became a fully protected … Continue reading

28 February 2017 · 17 Comments

Intersection upgrade: a Banana and a Chips Cone

Some of the Dutch cycleways are used so heavily, that they have reached their capacity. This means the authorities need to come up with innovative solutions to make cycling convenient … Continue reading

10 April 2018 · 10 Comments

A common urban intersection in the Netherlands

Can urban intersections be designed in such a way that motor traffic, cycling and walking flow smoothly and that the potential conflicts of these very different types of traffic crossing … Continue reading

20 February 2018 · 40 Comments

Intersection redesign in Utrecht (2)

In this post a second look at a recently reconstructed intersection in Utrecht. In the first post about this reconstruction I focused on the differences between the before and after … Continue reading

25 September 2014 · 10 Comments

Intersection redesign in Utrecht (1)

See also part 2 of this blog post It is one of my most viewed videos, the video in which I explain that common Dutch intersection design would not take … Continue reading

28 August 2014 · 21 Comments

The curved cycle bridge of Beek

A very nice curved cycle bridge was built near Maastricht – Aachen airport. This is a bridge in the fast cycle route from Maastricht to Sittard-Geleen in the extreme south … Continue reading

4 December 2019 · 1 Comment

Cycling from Scheveningen to The Hague

Recently I cycled to the sea side resort and former fishing town of Scheveningen (now part of The Hague) and I noticed the road to the beach had completely changed … Continue reading

2 October 2019 · 5 Comments

How cycle friendly is Dublin?

I couldn’t remember when I last felt afraid on my bicycle. Not just anxious, but genuinely fearing for my life. I do now, after I cycled in Dublin last week. … Continue reading

3 July 2019 · 15 Comments

Cycling to the hospital (Utrecht)

Another “real ride” in this week’s post; this time filmed in Utrecht, where I rode from my work place to the city’s largest hospital to visit a patient. This was … Continue reading

1 May 2019 · 11 Comments

Utrecht improved a cycle route to the university

Utrecht has improved the cycle route from Overvecht in the north of the city to the University campus Utrecht Science Park. This means that people could choose to arrive at … Continue reading

27 March 2019 · 5 Comments

How convenient is cycling in Malmö (Sweden)?

Malmö was named Cycling Friendly City of the Year twice before in Sweden. What does that mean on an international scale? How cycle friendly is Sweden’s third largest city from … Continue reading

11 December 2018 · 17 Comments

Is Copenhagen a City of Cyclists?

The City of Copenhagen wants to be the best cycling city in the world and calls itself “City of Cyclists”. How justified is that from a Dutch perspective?

27 November 2018 · 29 Comments

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