The OV-Fiets (public transport bicycle) system in The Netherlands keeps on growing. “People only complain about their availability.” The yellow and blue bikes are a well-known sight in every city in the country. Years ago, when I first wrote about … Continue reading No limits to the success of the public transport bicycle
Two weeks ago the Netherlands was covered with a thin layer of snow. Enough snow to make cycling very uncomfortable if the roads and cycleways hadn’t been treated, but they were. Luckily it is customary in the Netherlands to treat … Continue reading How well can you cycle in winter conditions?
Half an hour after the railways announced it wasn’t certain the trains would go riding again after the storm last Thursday and that it would be wise to seek alternative transportation, I was on my bike to ride the 55 … Continue reading An unexpected 55-kilometre-long evening ride
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” from Geldermalsen to Culemborg is one such road. Hundreds of children going to school take the same safe route here. They form spontaneous groups and the closer they get to school the larger the groups become. When the school bell rings and all the children are in class, the cycle highway looks as deserted as it was before the kids went to school. Some things in the video may need … Continue reading Cycling to school
Late 2010 there were reports that the Netherlands is building 16 fast inter-city cycle routes. So what do the already existing bicycle routes between cities and towns look like? This video shows the cycle route between the towns of Culemborg … Continue reading Inter-city cycling Geldermalsen – Culemborg (Netherlands)