BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

The Freedom of Cycling

This week I have guided two cycle tours in and around Utrecht. One group with policy makers and politicians from Bavaria and one with students from the university of Platteville-Wisconsin. … Continue reading

30 May 2017 · 7 Comments

Cycling as the summer lingers on

Many people decided to go cycling on the last Sunday in September. The recreational routes were so crowded that I heard one woman exclaim: “it’s busier than on the National … Continue reading

4 October 2016 · 4 Comments

Cycling with babies and toddlers

Some people think large bridges or other exceptional infrastructure is what draws people to this blog, but no, it’s the babies. No really, the most viewed post is the one … Continue reading

19 May 2015 · 27 Comments

New Traffic Test App for Dutch Children

This year in April about 150,000 Dutch school children will take a traffic test called “Traffic Exam”. It is tradition Dutch school children do this test when they are in … Continue reading

11 March 2014 · 8 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

Arriving at school by bicycle

Dutch children cycle to school in huge numbers. According to the Cyclists’ Union, of all cycle trips in the Netherlands 18% is to get to a facility for some form … Continue reading

5 December 2013 · 15 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

Sinterklaas is coming to town

When large crowds gather in the centres of the cities of the Netherlands for THE event of the year, you can be sure many of these people arrived by bicycle. … Continue reading

28 November 2013 · 21 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

Miffy on her bicycle

It’s not so strange that world famous Miffy would ride a bicycle. True, I haven’t seen any other rabbit on a bike, but Miffy is Dutch! So it goes without … Continue reading

18 March 2012 · 14 Comments

Safe cycling for 8 to 80 year olds

The wide age range of people on bicycles is one of the more striking things for visitors to the Netherlands. Very young children can be seen cycling with their parents … Continue reading

13 October 2011 · 2 Comments

Cycling to school

Hundreds of thousands of children cycle to school every morning in the Netherlands. The roads and streets are literally full of cycling children for about one hour. The “cycle highway” … Continue reading

8 September 2011 · 5 Comments

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