Utrecht opened the world’s longest rainbow cycle path, just in time for international Pride month. The well over 570 metres long rainbow path runs right through the heart of the university campus as a positive symbol for diversity and inclusion. … Continue reading The world’s longest rainbow cycle path is in Utrecht
The area around the railway station in Coevorden was thoroughly upgraded. The transformation took several years and it was finished in 2020. The new tunnel under the railway and the beautiful landscaping are what stand out most in this project, … Continue reading Coevorden station area transformation
Happy birthday Utrecht! Today the city celebrates that it was granted city rights on 2 June 1122 by Holy Roman Emperor Henry V when he visited Utrecht, exactly 899 years ago. Next year Utrecht will celebrate its 900th anniversary in … Continue reading How much did Utrecht change in a decade?
If slow tv is your thing this post is for you! In this week’s video I ride almost one and a half hours in the countryside just south of my hometown ʼs-Hertogenbosch. Contrary to popular belief the recreational cycling network … Continue reading A longer ride on the recreational cycle network
Rotterdam reopened a main city centre street that was completely redesigned. It got much less space for cars, but much more space for cycling and walking. The city expects cycling to be by far the most important mode of traffic in future. Continue reading Rotterdam takes an important step towards becoming a cycle friendly city
The OV-fiets system is a very popular shared bicycle scheme in the Netherlands. This last mile solution for train travellers is constantly evolving. The latest development is that the bicycles now come with an electronic lock without the need for … Continue reading OV-Fiets update, you will never lose a key again!
For centuries there was only one safe route to cross the moor and heath between Oirschot and Eindhoven. Nowadays there are other main routes for motor traffic especially. In recent years the old and most direct road has slowly been … Continue reading The Green Corridor; turning an old road into a recreational zone
Yesterday, the Dutch celebrated their national holiday King’s Day. Normally that is a day to celebrate by going out, getting together and having a drink. By turning the country into one big “garage sale” and by dressing up in orange. … Continue reading It’s time for tulips!
The province of Brabant is building a network of convenient long distance cycle routes. The 34km long F2 will connect Eindhoven and ʼs-Hertogenbosch. In this post I will show you what that route looks like in the before situation. Continue reading The future fast cycle route (F2) from Eindhoven to ʼs-Hertogenbosch
The city of Eindhoven has redesigned a street in the city centre that used to be part of the inner city ring-road. Space that was previously primarily dedicated to moving cars has been re-allocated to walking, cycling and a lot … Continue reading Cars are no longer wanted in the city centre
On the morning of April 7th, 2021, the Netherlands woke up to snow! Snow in April is not completely unusual, but it was a bit unexpected; especially after the temperatures reached 26 degrees (79F) exactly one week earlier. I didn’t … Continue reading Snow in April
About once or twice a year I rent a bicycle at the station of Venlo to cycle to the village of Grubbenvorst and back again to visit my family (in-law). That is not very often and things can really change … Continue reading A cycling viaduct that isn’t really convenient