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All about cycling in the Netherlands

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 · 4 Comments

From main road to attractive people’s space

Utrecht is reconstructing the streets directly around the historic city centre. These streets, alongside the former city wall and moat, were once supposed to become a four lane main road. … Continue reading

4 December 2018 · 4 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 · 17 Comments

The Delft bicycle parking facility revisited

In June 2015 I showed you the bicycle parking facility in Delft that had just opened at that time. It is an integrated part of the railway station that was … Continue reading

20 November 2018 · 10 Comments

The Demonstration Cycle Route in The Hague

The Hague was the second Dutch city to (partly) open a so-called Demonstration Cycle Route in September 1977. What has become of that route and what have we learned?

13 November 2018 · 7 Comments

A bicycle ride in Alkmaar

Another “real” ride, because some of my viewers have asked for more rides that show a real journey from beginning to end. This time I rode a long way from … Continue reading

6 November 2018 · 10 Comments

The Tilburg Demonstration Cycle Route

Tilburg was the first Dutch city to open a so-called demonstration cycle route in April 1977. What has become of that route?

30 October 2018 · 10 Comments

Autumn Cycling

Rain, wind and bold colours. That is Autumn, well usually anyway. This year there hasn’t been much rain (the Netherlands is experiencing a severe draught) and the otherwise normal temperature … Continue reading

23 October 2018 · 7 Comments

Cycling alongside two canals

Although we try to separate the routes for motor traffic and cycling as much as possible in the Netherlands, combining other types of infrastructure is often a good idea. On … Continue reading

16 October 2018 · 2 Comments

Cycling in The Hague

People cycling near the central station of The Hague in the afternoon rush hour, that is the theme of this week’s post. When I was early for an evening meeting* … Continue reading

9 October 2018 · 5 Comments

Has ’s-Hertogenbosch forgotten this old road?

A 700-metre-long stretch of a dual carriageway road lies abandoned in the town of ’s-Hertogenbosch. A long time ago this used to be the main route to Nijmegen (via Hintham). … Continue reading

2 October 2018 · 5 Comments

Can a ride in Hilversum explain why I don’t own a car?

When I had a meeting on a location in Hilversum the other day I went by bicycle. Hilversum is about 70 kilometres (about 43 miles) from my home but that … Continue reading

25 September 2018 · 10 Comments
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