BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

A reconstructed intersection in ʼs-Hertogenbosch

The city of ʼs-Hertogenbosch redesigned a major intersection. Until the 1970s this intersection was part of the main north-south route in the country. Fortunately, most through traffic now uses the … Continue reading

18 November 2020 · 4 Comments

Reconstruction of a former main street in Utrecht

The city of Utrecht finished yet another reconstructed street. The Voorstraat used to be the main east-west route through the city centre for centuries, but ever since that route was … Continue reading

4 November 2020 · 4 Comments

Utrecht corrects a historic urban design mistake

billet en français Last Saturday Utrecht’s restored canal ring was officially opened. Unannounced and early in the morning the crew of the replica Roman ship “Per Mare ad Laurium” (some … Continue reading

16 September 2020 · 12 Comments

A huge transformation in ʼs-Hertogenbosch

Billet en français The current crisis, with the stay at home policy, forced me to be inventive in finding topics for new blog posts. That is why I browsed through … Continue reading

29 April 2020 · 13 Comments

Five cycle tunnels in the province of Utrecht

A beautiful new bicycle tunnel was officially opened last Thursday in De Bilt by representatives of the Province of Utrecht and the municipality of De Bilt. The new tunnel is … Continue reading

20 November 2019 · 6 Comments

Road versus tree (the tree won!)

In Vught there is an almost 100 year old beech tree that had survived World War II as a sapling. Decades later it was carefully spared when the motorway it … Continue reading

13 November 2019 · Leave a comment

Ten years later in Utrecht

Usually, my “before-and-afters” are a couple of weeks, sometimes months, apart, but for this week’s post I rode a route which I filmed exactly a decade ago for the first … Continue reading

4 September 2019 · 2 Comments

From 4-lane road to linear art park

Utrecht has reconstructed yet another arterial road. The Croeselaan was a 4-lane road, leading to an area in the city that had been designed with only the private car in … Continue reading

17 April 2019 · 3 Comments

The 1979 Delft Cycle Plan

Billet en français Delft was the third city in The Netherlands to experiment with modern cycling infrastructure, aided by the national government. After the experiments in Tilburg and The Hague … Continue reading

27 February 2019 · 16 Comments

From main road to attractive people’s space

Utrecht is reconstructing the streets directly around the historic city centre. These streets, alongside the former city wall and moat, were once supposed to become a four lane main road. … Continue reading

4 December 2018 · 5 Comments

The Demonstration Cycle Route in The Hague

The Hague was the second Dutch city to (partly) open a so-called Demonstration Cycle Route in September 1977. What has become of that route and what have we learned?

13 November 2018 · 8 Comments

The Tilburg Demonstration Cycle Route

Tilburg was the first Dutch city to open a so-called demonstration cycle route in April 1977. What has become of that route?

30 October 2018 · 14 Comments

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