BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

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 · 4 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

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 in the 1970s, … 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 · 13 Comments

Another reconstructed city centre street in Utrecht

Retailers in the Utrecht shopping street Oudkerkhof are very pleased with how their street was reconstructed. Some seem to think it was done at their request. But this transformation was … Continue reading

18 September 2018 · 9 Comments

From traffic sewer to city park

People sitting in the grass of the Utrecht “Paardenveld” at a location that used to be an enormous intersection at the end of a motorway less than a decade ago. … Continue reading

15 May 2018 · 7 Comments

Utrecht, Cycle Street Cremerstraat before and after

Utrecht continues to improve its cycling network. Just two weeks ago another new route for uninterrupted cycling was opened as an alternative to an existing cycle route alongside a busy … Continue reading

10 October 2017 · 12 Comments

From semi-protected to a fully protected intersection

The city of ’s-Hertogenbosch upgraded a protected intersection. It used to be partly protected, with long diagonal cycle crossings on the carriage way, but it now became a fully protected … Continue reading

28 February 2017 · 17 Comments

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