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Amsterdam station area redesign

Exiting Amsterdam Central Station will become a completely new experience in the coming years. Amsterdam is updating the street design on the so-called station island and the entire pedestrian route … Continue reading

1 December 2015 · 5 Comments

Watching the Amsterdam ferries

Earlier this week I published a post about the new tunnel in Amsterdam that leads people walking and cycling to the ferries to get across the river IJ to the … Continue reading

26 November 2015 · 13 Comments

Amsterdam Central Station Tunnel

For the first time since the Amsterdam Central Station was built in the 1880s there is now a tunnel to pass straight under it. Last Saturday, 21 November 2015, it … Continue reading

24 November 2015 · 22 Comments

Maastrichtseweg 5 years later

We humans adapt so well to our environment that we quickly forget how different things sometimes were. In the last five years a lot of the (cycling) infrastructure in my … Continue reading

17 November 2015 · 22 Comments

Your personal guide to catch the green light

Cycling is best when you don’t have to stop. Stopping itself is not so hard, but to get going again, that takes a lot of extra power. So people prefer … Continue reading

10 November 2015 · 14 Comments

Coeur Bike Utrecht, a cargo bike tour

Three rental cargo bikes and a group of smiling people could be seen riding through Utrecht on a beautiful autumn day not so long ago. They were on a tour … Continue reading

3 November 2015 · 8 Comments

From on-street cycle lane to bi-directional cycleway

Cycling infrastructure should not only be good on the main routes, you need to be able to cycle everywhere in a city. When the Dutch designate certain routes as main … Continue reading

27 October 2015 · 12 Comments

New cycle bridge at Nieuwegein

A cycle bridge opened by the director of the Tour de France, Nieuwegein is the lucky town to have one. Christian Prudhomme cycled at the head of a peloton of … Continue reading

20 October 2015 · 9 Comments

Explaining the Dutch roundabout abroad

Dutch roundabouts are terrifying. At least in the eyes of foreign planners and engineers. Dutch road users, including the most vulnerable ones – people walking and cycling – prefer roundabouts … Continue reading

13 October 2015 · 14 Comments

Cycling as a key to better cities

“Cycling is one of the keys to cultivating a healthy urban living environment.” This is a line from the British magazine “The New Economy” in their article about Utrecht. The … Continue reading

6 October 2015 · 3 Comments

The F325 Fast Cycle Route Arnhem – Nijmegen

RijnWaalpad is the name of the fast cycle route from the provincial capital Arnhem on the Rhine and the other big city in the province of Gelderland, Nijmegen, on the … Continue reading

29 September 2015 · 13 Comments

Reconstruction of St Mary’s Place in Utrecht

The Utrecht “St Mary’s Place” (Mariaplaats) has recently been reconstructed. Much more than before the street is now designed for people. First of all for people walking, but the design … Continue reading

22 September 2015 · 17 Comments

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