All about cycling in the Netherlands

Maastrichtseweg 5 years later

We humans adapt so well to our environment that we quickly forget how different things sometimes were. In the last five years a lot of the (cycling) infrastructure in my … Continue reading

17 November 2015 · 22 Comments

From on-street cycle lane to bi-directional cycleway

Cycling infrastructure should not only be good on the main routes, you need to be able to cycle everywhere in a city. When the Dutch designate certain routes as main … Continue reading

27 October 2015 · 12 Comments

Reconstruction of St Mary’s Place in Utrecht

The Utrecht “St Mary’s Place” (Mariaplaats) has recently been reconstructed. Much more than before the street is now designed for people. First of all for people walking, but the design … Continue reading

22 September 2015 · 17 Comments

The redesign of the Utrecht Sint Jacobsstraat

City streets used to be designed with only the private car in mind, but that has changed (in The Netherlands at least). In many Dutch city centres the car is … Continue reading

25 August 2015 · 11 Comments

Another before and after in ʼs-Hertogenbosch (5)

The cycleway surface on a busy main road in ʼs-Hertogenbosch was recently upgraded. The original concrete slabs were replaced by smooth asphalt. Not a major change you might think, but … Continue reading

11 August 2015 · 16 Comments

Another new bicycle street in Utrecht

Utrecht has built quite a number of bicycle streets recently. Surprising, because Utrecht also built the very first bicycle street of the country, which was a complete disaster. So what … Continue reading

7 April 2015 · 44 Comments

Missing link completed in Den Bosch

All over the Netherlands cities are working to get rid of missing links in their cycle grids. That is often done by building viaducts or underpasses, overpasses or bridges. But … Continue reading

10 February 2015 · 3 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 · 12 Comments

Intersection redesign in Utrecht (2)

In this post a second look at a recently reconstructed intersection in Utrecht. In the first post about this reconstruction I focused on the differences between the before and after … Continue reading

25 September 2014 · 9 Comments

Utrecht straightens out a cycle route

The cycle route that forms the main entrance to the Utrecht Science Park was recently updated. The whole “Road to Science” as it is called (Weg tot de Wetenschap) had … Continue reading

11 September 2014 · 7 Comments

Intersection redesign in Utrecht (1)

See also part 2 of this blog post It is one of my most viewed videos, the video in which I explain that common Dutch intersection design would not take … Continue reading

28 August 2014 · 20 Comments

Cycle route update: it’s all in the details

Cycle routes in the Netherlands are constantly being updated. Wanting to keep things tidy and in a good order is a Dutch trait and you see that reflected in the … Continue reading

21 August 2014 · 27 Comments

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