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All about cycling in the Netherlands

A video review of my 2016 posts and videos

To review 2016 I made a video that includes short clips of every video I published this year. It is a good tradition to look back at all that you’ve … Continue reading

20 December 2016 · 5 Comments

Ride from Grubbenvorst to Venlo

You can ride just about anywhere in the countryside of the Netherlands in a relatively safe and convenient way. But the quality of the cycle infrastructure is very different from … Continue reading

13 December 2016 · 16 Comments

From ring road to city boulevard

Utrecht has changed part of its former city ring road. The 4-lane road has now become a 2×1 lane street which Utrecht calls a “city boulevard”. Drivers are discouraged to … Continue reading

6 December 2016 · 16 Comments

A bridge connecting ’s-Hertogenbosch and Wales

“The Royal Welsh brug” is the name of a new bridge over the river Dieze in ’s-Hertogenbosch. With that name the city wants to honour the men of the 53rd … Continue reading

29 November 2016 · 7 Comments

Twijnstraat transformation

Yet another street in the Utrecht city centre has been reconstructed. The narrow Twijnstraat, already a shopping street in the 13th century, was designed for motor traffic. It has been … Continue reading

22 November 2016 · 6 Comments

A roundabout bypass in Goes

The town of Goes is one of many Dutch places with a raised roundabout for motor traffic, that can be bypassed when you are walking or cycling, on a lower … Continue reading

15 November 2016 · 5 Comments

The Bartenbrug fiasco

When it comes to building infrastructure, the Dutch do like to think that they are rather good at it. I’ve shown you a lot of examples on my blog that … Continue reading

8 November 2016 · 11 Comments

A cycleway that’s not as straightforward as it seems

A four kilometre long cycle path – straight as a line – with priority at all but two of the 15 intersections with motor traffic. Does that sound too good … Continue reading

1 November 2016 · 13 Comments

A tribute to my father

This is a personal post in honour of my dear father, who passed away in the evening of Friday the 21st of October 2016. Walter Wagenbuur was born in 1935 … Continue reading

25 October 2016 · 37 Comments

Looking at cycling from a different angle

Cycling is beautiful from any view-point, but seeing people sailing by on their bicycles from atop the magnificent cathedral of ʼs-Hertogenbosch brought that beauty to another level. It is possible … Continue reading

18 October 2016 · 5 Comments

Utrecht reclaims ever more space for people

People were drinking champagne on the street and enjoying beautiful singing; not something you see every day. They were celebrating the opening of yet another reconstructed street in Utrecht; their … Continue reading

11 October 2016 · 21 Comments

Cycling as the summer lingers on

Many people decided to go cycling on the last Sunday in September. The recreational routes were so crowded that I heard one woman exclaim: “it’s busier than on the National … Continue reading

4 October 2016 · 4 Comments

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