BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Utrecht; Cycling City of the Netherlands?

Utrecht is a rapidly growing city that is convinced the bicycle can and should play a major role in keeping the city liveable, accessible and economically strong. Reason to give … Continue reading

19 April 2016 · 21 Comments

Maastricht; Cycling City of the Netherlands?

Maastricht never really had a name as a good cycling city. Things have changed though, the city feels it has caught up with other Dutch cities. Cycling has improved with … Continue reading

22 March 2016 · 9 Comments

Groningen; Cycling City of the Netherlands?

“Groningen is a real cycling city. No less than 60% of all traffic movements is by bicycle. This makes us proud. To keep it this way we want to give … Continue reading

8 March 2016 · 28 Comments

A video review of my 2015 posts and videos

To review 2015 I made a video that includes scenes of all the videos I published this year. It is a good tradition to look back at all that you’ve … Continue reading

29 December 2015 · 10 Comments

Explaining the Dutch roundabout abroad

Dutch roundabouts are terrifying. At least in the eyes of foreign planners and engineers. Dutch road users, including the most vulnerable ones – people walking and cycling – prefer roundabouts … Continue reading

13 October 2015 · 30 Comments

A monumental bicycle roundabout in Arnhem

It was opened 61 years ago and it still qualifies as exceptional cycling infrastructure: the bicycle roundabout in Arnhem at Airborne Square. The Netherlands has several so-called ‘bear pits’; cycle … Continue reading

15 September 2015 · 8 Comments

Bicycle ride in a smaller town

Back to a basic type of bicycle infrastructure. After my posts showing exceptional cycle infrastructure in Den Bosch and Naaldwijk, a failed 1990s experiment with a bicycle street, a failed … Continue reading

5 May 2015 · 37 Comments

New cycle viaduct from ʼs-Hertogenbosch to Rosmalen

It can almost be called a sky ride. After the completion of a huge new cycle viaduct last Thursday in ʼs-Hertogenbosch, you can now cycle over a motorway, a new … Continue reading

14 April 2015 · 26 Comments

Cycle viaduct “De Snelbinder” in Naaldwijk

An enormous cycle bridge was built in Naaldwijk, and what was the reason? Flowers! Or to be more precise; flower transports. You have probably never heard of Naaldwijk, but it … Continue reading

31 March 2015 · 24 Comments

A bicycle roundabout that shouldn’t have been built

Some weeks ago I cycled just 7 kilometres to the subject of this post. It was nice that going there didn’t involve a three-hour train journey first. Since I had … Continue reading

10 March 2015 · 21 Comments

The F59 Fast Cycle Route ʼs-Hertogenbosch – Oss

The first part of the fast cycle route from ʼs-Hertogenbosch to Oss was officially opened this summer. It is named F59, after the A59, the motorway between those same cities. … Continue reading

27 November 2014 · 21 Comments

Road diet XXL for an intersection in Den Bosch

To improve traffic situations for pedestrians and people cycling, road managers can decide to build extravagant infrastructure. Most of the time, however, it is much easier and much more effective … Continue reading

30 October 2014 · 13 Comments

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