BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

What was this winter like?

Snow on the morning of the 26th of February last! Surprisingly, this was only the very first snow of the entire winter of 2019/2020 in the Netherlands. For that reason … Continue reading

11 March 2020 · 6 Comments

Veenendaal is Cycling city 2020 of the Netherlands

Veenendaal was pronounced Fietsstad 2020 (Cycling City 2020) last Friday. The result of a national survey, in which over 45,000 people answered 26 questions about the cycling climate in their … Continue reading

4 March 2020 · 4 Comments

Is cycling priority on roundabouts a good idea?

Billet en français Roundabouts are much safer than regular intersections. There is not much debate about that fact in the Netherlands. But when it comes to the priority rules on … Continue reading

26 February 2020 · 17 Comments

Winter Cycling Congress 2020 in Joensuu

Billet en français The city of Joensuu was host to the international Winter Cycling Conference 2020. With temperatures as low as -13 degrees and weather conditions ranging from sunny clear … Continue reading

19 February 2020 · 6 Comments

Cycling in the Finnish snow

Billet en français In the past two weeks I was in Finland, thinking: ‘When the snow doesn’t come to me, I will go to the snow instead!’ That wasn’t the … Continue reading

12 February 2020 · 16 Comments

Cheerful art in a cycle tunnel

Billet en français Most cycle tunnels in the Netherlands have a work of art on their walls. One of the reasons is that art makes the tunnels less scary. A … Continue reading

5 February 2020 · 4 Comments

Rush hour at dawn

Billet en français It’s been a while since I showed you a morning rush hour. It is always good to take a step back every now and then. I often … Continue reading

29 January 2020 · 11 Comments

Renting a bicycle from a locker

Billet en français Thanks to the national OV-Fiets system, which is the public-transport shared bicycle system, I can get to places where I want to film for this blog. When … Continue reading

22 January 2020 · 5 Comments

When you design streets for people, not for machines

The Utrecht Maliebaan is a beautiful tree-lined avenue – over 60 metres wide – that was built almost 400 years ago as a sports track for a game that was … Continue reading

15 January 2020 · 2 Comments

You are not made of sugar…

Billet en français You won’t melt in the rain… That is not the answer you want to hear as a teenager when you complain to your mother about having to … Continue reading

8 January 2020 · 2 Comments

2020 is the year of stage 2 of the Tour de Force

Billet en français In this first post of the year I’d like to focus on the second stage of the Tour de Force which starts right now, in 2020. But … Continue reading

2 January 2020 · 5 Comments

Happy Holidays

As promised last week, I have a little video to wish you all the best for the holidays. It is traditional, in this darkest time of the year, that the … Continue reading

24 December 2019 · 1 Comment

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