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All about cycling in the Netherlands

E-bikes embraced by ever more people

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 … Continue reading

20 August 2015 · 21 Comments

Velosipedization of Saint Petersburg

Велосипедизация Санкт-Петербурга – Velosipedization of Saint Petersburg, is an organisation that wants to promote cycling in Russia’s second largest city. This organisation invited me to speak on their second annual … Continue reading

26 May 2015 · 4 Comments

Saint Petersburg cycling conference

Saint Petersburg in Russia will host an International Cycling Conference on the 15th and 16th of May next. The conference is titled “Urban Sustainable Traffic and the Use of Bicycles” … Continue reading

3 May 2015 · 6 Comments

What can Seattle learn from Dutch street design?

For many of you it is holiday time and you may have other things on your mind. But if you have an hour to spare in the coming days I … Continue reading

22 December 2013 · 7 Comments

Holiday Cycling in the Netherlands

Two personal friends from Phoenix Arizona (USA) were visiting the Netherlands recently and they told me they would like to give cycling a try. It was an excellent idea: when … Continue reading

15 August 2013 · 14 Comments

Amsterdam cycling in the 1950s

Sometimes you find little gems on YouTube. This is one of those! An American film showing cycling in Amsterdam in the 1950s. It is tempting to think nothing has changed … Continue reading

5 August 2013 · 12 Comments

Americans getting inspired by the Dutch

It’s summer time, the time for travels! I know a number of Americans who are visiting the Netherlands right now. To see how the Dutch are cycling and to get … Continue reading

14 July 2013 · 6 Comments

Cycling with a baby

See also the newer post about cycling with babies and toddlers! To the Dutch there’s nothing more natural than cycling with their children. Manufacturers of Dutch baby front bike seats … Continue reading

4 July 2013 · 29 Comments

Visit to a Dutch bicycle shop

Bicycle shops in the Netherlands are different from the rest of the world, in the same way Dutch cycling is different. The upright bicycle to get from A to B … Continue reading

2 May 2013 · 37 Comments

Royal Gazelle bicycle factory

Royal Gazelle is the only Dutch bicycle factory that may add the designation ‘Royal’ to its name. Exactly one week before the inauguration of the new King of the Netherlands, … Continue reading

24 April 2013 · 11 Comments

Judge + bicycle = Culture Shock

A tiny article can tell tales. In the Indian Express (Sunday edition for Pune*) tucked away on page 7, the following appeared recently: So what will the perplexed honorable judge … Continue reading

25 June 2012 · 18 Comments

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