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All about cycling in the Netherlands

Cycle lanes in the Netherlands

Cycle lanes are a bit special in the Dutch traffic system. On-street cycle lanes do exist in many streets but under the current Dutch traffic safety policies they almost shouldn’t. … Continue reading

12 August 2020 · 13 Comments

Recreational evening ride

While I am enjoying my summer holidays I prepared a ride for you to enjoy. This way you could virtually take a summer ride in the Dutch countryside. This was … Continue reading

5 August 2020 · 4 Comments

Cycleway maintenance and repairs

Six years ago I explained in a post that doing maintenance comes quite natural to the Dutch. As a people we like things neat and tidy. Dutch even has different … Continue reading

29 July 2020 · 2 Comments

Road fatalities declined in the Netherlands, but less for cycling

In the last two decades the number of road fatalities in the Netherlands decreased by 60% for motorists. For people cycling the fatality rate decreased far less, by 11%. But … Continue reading

28 July 2020 · 6 Comments

A cycle ride on the F50 under construction

billet en français Construction is ongoing right now to build a part of the F50. This will eventually be a fast north-south cycle route in the province of North-Brabant from … Continue reading

22 July 2020 · 5 Comments

A gas leak on the busiest cycleway in the Netherlands

billet en français Imagine the busiest main thoroughfare in your city closed to all traffic for well over 7 hours, including the evening rush hour; would that lead to chaos? … Continue reading

15 July 2020 · 5 Comments

Improvements to the cycle route Oirschot – Boxtel

billet en français When I wrote about the cycle route from Oirschot to Boxtel, two years ago, I was very critical about the state of maintenance especially of the Boxtel … Continue reading

8 July 2020 · 6 Comments

A huge new bicycle parking garage in The Hague

billet en français The city of The Hague quietly opened the second largest bicycle parking facility in the Netherlands earlier today together with the Dutch Railways. The garage, at the … Continue reading

1 July 2020 · 15 Comments

A wooden cycle bridge in Oirschot

Billet en français With the trains still restricted to essential travel only, I am forced to find topics for my blog within cycling distance. As luck would have it, an … Continue reading

24 June 2020 · 6 Comments

A test ride in ʼs-Hertogenbosch and Vught

Billet en français This post is a first, in a particular sense: I bought a new camera. Of course I had a few cameras already. Take for instance that camera … Continue reading

17 June 2020 · 6 Comments

A new cycle street in Utrecht

billet en français Finally, I was allowed to go to Utrecht again for work! It was only for one time, but I hadn’t been in my place of birth for … Continue reading

10 June 2020 · 3 Comments

What does red asphalt look like after many years of use?

billet en français One thing that keeps impressing people is the state (and colour) of the surfaces of the cycleways in the Netherlands. The bright red colour of fresh cycleway … Continue reading

3 June 2020 · 10 Comments

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