BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Why are all these scooters here?

Hundreds of people cycled together through the Amsterdam evening rush hour last Friday. They chanted “Cycle paths… Scooter free” and – in true Amsterdam style – “Why are all these … Continue reading

26 September 2017 · 38 Comments

Coeur Bike Utrecht, a cargo bike tour

Three rental cargo bikes and a group of smiling people could be seen riding through Utrecht on a beautiful autumn day not so long ago. They were on a tour … Continue reading

3 November 2015 · 8 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

Why are we waiting? Protest for longer green times

A little over a week ago, there was a protest for longer green times of the cycling traffic lights in Utrecht. The local chapter of the Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond) and … Continue reading

16 October 2014 · 13 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

Amsterdam children fighting cars in 1972

“This would be a perfect area for a trial with a maximum speed of 30km/h” (18mph) explains a traffic expert of the city of Amsterdam to a child in a … Continue reading

12 December 2013 · 60 Comments

Car Free Sundays, a 40 year anniversary

From the 4th November 1973 there were a number of Car Free Sundays in the Netherlands. The Dutch had supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War in October 1973. This … Continue reading

1 December 2013 · 20 Comments

Bicycle Underpass Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

It was opened on the 13th of July, 1885, the magnificent national museum of the Netherlands; the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. And it was festively re-opened on April 13th this year, … Continue reading

18 July 2013 · 16 Comments

Traffic safety must be celebrated

Utrecht suddenly has little red men sitting on the traffic lights. They hold signs with texts like “red alert!”  or  “follow the red lights!” and a QR-code and the name … Continue reading

6 March 2013 · 4 Comments

I want to see you; use your lights

If this doesn’t make you feel good I don’t know what does: a lovely fairy-like girl in a dress full of lit cycle lights handing these lights one by one … Continue reading

15 November 2012 · 9 Comments

Budapest Bike Weekend

If you follow me on Twitter you know that I was in Budapest last weekend. The Hungarian Cyclists’ Club (Magyar Kerékpárosklub) invited four Dutch experts from different fields of expertise … Continue reading

27 September 2012 · 10 Comments

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