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The F59 fast cycle route officially opened

Even on the opening day of the F59 Fast Cycle Route there was protest. The village council of Geffen stopped the party, literally, at a zebra crossing with a school … Continue reading

20 September 2016 · 5 Comments

Cycling on the bridge near Zaltbommel

Rivers can be a barrier to cycling, but fortunately most bridges in the Netherlands can also be used for cycling. With many rivers flowing from the European mainland to the … Continue reading

13 September 2016 · 6 Comments

The type of cycling I am proud to be an ambassador for

The best thing about cycling is that you have direct contact with other people. Not just eye contact, you can also talk to another road user. In Dutch rush hours … Continue reading

6 September 2016 · 12 Comments

Celebrating a new main cycle route in Utrecht

A cycle street and a cycle bridge were festively opened in Utrecht last Friday. They are two important parts of an improved and partly new main cycle route to “Leidsche … Continue reading

30 August 2016 · 13 Comments

Grade-separated cycling infrastructure (43-years-old) in Eindhoven

An urban traffic circle with up to 4 lanes for motor traffic is rare in the Netherlands, but at least it comes with a whole different level for cycling. The … Continue reading

23 August 2016 · 7 Comments

The – almost finished – F59 from ʼs-Hertogenbosch to Oss

The fast cycle route between ʼs-Hertogenbosch and Oss will be officially opened next month. What is already finished today though, is impressive enough to show you now. The first part … Continue reading

16 August 2016 · 19 Comments

New bicycle passage in Tilburg

Tilburg is redeveloping its station area. Something that currently happens in many cities in the Netherlands. While the Dutch railways are modernising and restoring the 1960s Tilburg station building, the … Continue reading

9 August 2016 · 2 Comments

Cycling on Haarlemmerplein, Amsterdam

Every day, many people pass Haarlemmerplein in Amsterdam. Most are on their bicycle nowadays. The square was redesigned fairly recently, but you would never guess that this is a square … Continue reading

2 August 2016 · 8 Comments

Alternative cycle route in Utrecht

There are usually more routes you can take for the same journey from A to B. In the Netherlands most of those routes will be suitable for cycling. The route … Continue reading

26 July 2016 · 9 Comments

Main cycle route updated

“Utrecht is a city in transition” said the jury of the Cycling City election last May. It was one of the reasons why the city did not become Cycling City … Continue reading

12 July 2016 · 22 Comments

Bicycle parking at Zaltbommel station

The train and the bicycle are a powerful combination in the Netherlands. This mode-combination was never really promoted; the Dutch found this out for themselves. They realised in great numbers … Continue reading

5 July 2016 · 7 Comments

Ride from Market to Market (5)

For my fifth and last ride in the series “from Market to Market” I cycled to the Markt of Waalwijk. The starting point was again the Markt of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. This … Continue reading

28 June 2016 · 6 Comments

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