BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Finally fully open: Utrecht’s huge bicycle parking garage

The biggest bicycle parking of the world, in Utrecht, is now fully operational. Since Monday 19 August the garage at the central railway station has room to park over 12,500 … Continue reading

20 August 2019 · 15 Comments

A Groningen ride (University – Centre)

When I was in Groningen two months ago, I was able to revisit the cycle route from the city centre to the University Campus Zernike that I had been critical … Continue reading

14 August 2019 · 6 Comments

An underground bicycle parking garage in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Beursplein (“Stock Exchange Square”) has been restored in a beautiful way. The 1903 square had been used as car parking space until 1982, after which it had been … Continue reading

7 August 2019 · 15 Comments

Bicycle helmets – the Dutch way

Guest contributions have been rare on my blog in the past 10 years, but there were a few. Sometimes people filmed for me and sometimes I chose to publish other … Continue reading

5 August 2019 · 34 Comments

Cycling in the hottest evening rush hour on record

What a Summer the one of 2019 is… The arctic is burning in an unprecedented way, there was a second heatwave in Europe, breaking records on two consecutive days and … Continue reading

31 July 2019 · 6 Comments

No limits to the success of the public transport bicycle

The OV-Fiets (public transport bicycle) system in The Netherlands keeps on growing. “People only complain about their availability.” The yellow and blue bikes are a well-known sight in every city … Continue reading

24 July 2019 · 8 Comments

Riding from Lake “Iron Man” to ʼs-Hertogenbosch

One thing the Dutch take for granted is that they can really cycle everywhere. You never need to do a reconnaissance tour before you want to cycle with your family … Continue reading

17 July 2019 · Leave a comment

Traffic flows when people interact in a human way

I posted a one minute video of an Amsterdam intersection which got a lot of attention on Twitter two months ago. That minute shows many different types of bicycles and … Continue reading

10 July 2019 · 10 Comments

How cycle friendly is Dublin?

I couldn’t remember when I last felt afraid on my bicycle. Not just anxious, but genuinely fearing for my life. I do now, after I cycled in Dublin last week. … Continue reading

3 July 2019 · 14 Comments

Summertime recreational cycling

It’s Summer and for most countries that means there is more cycling than in winter. Is that also the case for the Netherlands? One investigation shows that the total number … Continue reading

26 June 2019 · 3 Comments

Utrecht’s Disappearing Roadways

Streetfilms, created by Clarence Eckerson jr. from New York City, are always a pleasure to watch. For his 960th video, Clarence interviewed yours truly about the huge transformation Utrecht is … Continue reading

20 June 2019 · 2 Comments

“Cargo bikes are booming”

The director of the International Cargo Bike Festival, which was celebrated last weekend in the city of Groningen in the far north of the Netherlands, thinks “the tide is definitely … Continue reading

19 June 2019 · 3 Comments

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