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Koekoekstraat reconstruction

Utrecht’s tiny Koekoekstraat (Cuckoo Street) is one of many places that has been transformed recently to give cycling more space. Yet another example that the city of Utrecht is serious … Continue reading

14 February 2017 · 10 Comments

Filth does not look good on a cycle bridge

It’s the “no post week” and by fate I had to be in Rotterdam again last week. This time for the sad occasion of the funeral ceremony of one of … Continue reading

7 February 2017 · 8 Comments

New cycle bridge near Berlicum

A new cycle bridge has been opened near the village of Berlicum over the Zuid-Willemsvaart (South Willem’s Canal). It not only offers a shorter route to the nearby village of … Continue reading

31 January 2017 · 9 Comments

Rotterdam (encore)

As announced, no ordinary big elaborate post this week. But… I happened to be in Rotterdam yet again last Saturday, this time for a family visit. On the prior visits … Continue reading

24 January 2017 · 1 Comment

Riding in the Rotterdam Rain

In the morning, it will be clouded with possible rain. With a strong south-westerly wind, temperatures will reach circa 4 degrees (39F). Later in the day the rain is expected … Continue reading

17 January 2017 · 24 Comments

Sustainable or Systematic Safety

Peter G. Furth, professor Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, asked me to help him create a video to explain the Dutch system that aims to make … Continue reading

10 January 2017 · 20 Comments

A new bridge for walking and cycling in Utrecht

Utrecht can be proud of yet another fine new piece of infrastructure for walking and cycling. The “Moreelsebrug” was opened on 16 December last. The slender 295-metre-long bridge is a … Continue reading

3 January 2017 · 20 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

Ride from Grubbenvorst to Venlo

You can ride just about anywhere in the countryside of the Netherlands in a relatively safe and convenient way. But the quality of the cycle infrastructure is very different from … Continue reading

13 December 2016 · 16 Comments

From ring road to city boulevard

Utrecht has changed part of its former city ring road. The 4-lane road has now become a 2×1 lane street which Utrecht calls a “city boulevard”. Drivers are discouraged to … Continue reading

6 December 2016 · 16 Comments

A bridge connecting ’s-Hertogenbosch and Wales

“The Royal Welsh brug” is the name of a new bridge over the river Dieze in ’s-Hertogenbosch. With that name the city wants to honour the men of the 53rd … Continue reading

29 November 2016 · 7 Comments

Twijnstraat transformation

Yet another street in the Utrecht city centre has been reconstructed. The narrow Twijnstraat, already a shopping street in the 13th century, was designed for motor traffic. It has been … Continue reading

22 November 2016 · 6 Comments

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