Billet en français Just before the Corona crisis hit Europe and crossing the Belgian border as a tourist became illegal, I spent five days in Antwerp. On one of those days I had time to cycle longer in the city … Continue reading An impression of cycling in Antwerp
The people of Utrecht are very satisfied with cycling in their city and they continue to cycle more every year. Cycling increased with five percent last year, while the number of car trips in the city remained the same. Since, … Continue reading Cycling increased again in Utrecht
The Dutch Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond) has created a Cycle Vision for 2040 with dreams, ideas and wishes for a cycle friendly society in 2040. Last February the active members discussed about the final draft at a meeting in Utrecht and … Continue reading The Happy Cycle Family
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 in the 1970s, where they built one very good (but … Continue reading The 1979 Delft Cycle Plan
When you follow my blog and Twitter stream and saw my recent posts, you could get the impression that we have much snow in the Netherlands and that we constantly have busy rush hours. That is of course not the … Continue reading Seeking Harmony
A video in French, that is the not so usual treat I have for you in this week’s blog post. In March 2018, a professional film team was working in Amsterdam. They were creating a documentary for French TV and … Continue reading Cycling in Amsterdam through French eyes
“I intend to keep on showing you even more Dutch Cycling in 2019”, that’s what I promised in my last real post of 2018 and in this post, the first one of the new year, you will get that quite … Continue reading How Dutch Cycling benefits society
This is the last real blog post of the year*, which traditionally is my year roundup. It is the fourth time that I made a compilation video, this time of course with short excerpts of all my 2018 videos. This … Continue reading A compilation of my 2018 posts and videos
Malmö was named Cycling Friendly City of the Year twice before in Sweden. What does that mean on an international scale? How cycle friendly is Sweden’s third largest city from a Dutch perspective? After my visit to Copenhagen some weeks … Continue reading How convenient is cycling in Malmö (Sweden)?
The City of Copenhagen wants to be the best cycling city in the world and calls itself “City of Cyclists”. How justified is that from a Dutch perspective? Continue reading Is Copenhagen a City of Cyclists?
Many people shared their holiday cycle impressions on social media all through the summer. I found it very interesting to see what people visiting the Netherlands showed to their home front. Now that the holiday season is coming to an … Continue reading A postcard from Vienna
Last week a news-broadcast on national Dutch TV reported that e-bikes are now even embraced by a most unlikely group: school children. Electric assisted bicycles have long had an image that they were for ‘old’ people, but apparently that is … Continue reading E-bikes embraced by ever more people