Utrecht postpones the plan to make cycling illegal on some streets running directly past the pedestrianised area. The object of this ban is to create more safe space for walking. In a council meeting last Thursday, council members persuaded the … Continue reading Will Utrecht ban cycling in some city centre streets?
It was in the news again: Dutch cycleways are getting overcrowded. It was not the first time this made headlines. I have shown you “bicycle traffic jams” before. In 2014 there was one in Utrecht that became famous and already … Continue reading Crowded cycleways lead to new urban design approach
In recent years we could see trials with pedestrian zones in cities around the world. The New York “Plaza’s” are very successful and spreading. Other cities are lagging behind, or they are just waking up, like London, where “Problems with … Continue reading Car free city centre in Utrecht
The city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch closed the historic inner city for motorized traffic. This used to be different. From the 1960s the city looked like one big parking lot. Now we only see pedestrians and cyclists in the historic center that … Continue reading Car free inner city of ’s-Hertogenbosch