BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Traversing Boxtel on a bicycle

Recently, I had to cycle all the way through the town of Boxtel, from north to south, on my way to film the fast cycle route between Oirschot and Boxtel. … Continue reading

8 May 2018 · 6 Comments

Improving the connections to a cycle bridge

The cycle bridge near Berlicum was opened in December 2016. It shortened the ride to Den Dungen, but it didn’t really connect both villages very well yet. A strange detour … Continue reading

3 April 2018 · 5 Comments

A common urban intersection in the Netherlands

Can urban intersections be designed in such a way that motor traffic, cycling and walking flow smoothly and that the potential conflicts of these very different types of traffic crossing … Continue reading

20 February 2018 · 37 Comments

Reversing a 50-year-old cycle detour

The city of Utrecht reversed a 50-year-old detour for cycling on a main route in the city centre. For all that time cycling had been diverted around the shortest motorway … Continue reading

13 February 2018 · 1 Comment

A cycleway that’s not as straightforward as it seems

A four kilometre long cycle path – straight as a line – with priority at all but two of the 15 intersections with motor traffic. Does that sound too good … Continue reading

1 November 2016 · 13 Comments

A reconstructed cycle route in Utrecht

Think about your living room, chances are you change it completely every 15 to 20 years. Because you need a wider sofa for the expanding family, or because you rightfully … Continue reading

16 February 2016 · 9 Comments

Crowded cycleways lead to new urban design approach

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 … Continue reading

26 January 2016 · 138 Comments

From on-street cycle lane to bi-directional cycleway

Cycling infrastructure should not only be good on the main routes, you need to be able to cycle everywhere in a city. When the Dutch designate certain routes as main … Continue reading

27 October 2015 · 14 Comments

Another before and after in ʼs-Hertogenbosch (5)

The cycleway surface on a busy main road in ʼs-Hertogenbosch was recently upgraded. The original concrete slabs were replaced by smooth asphalt. Not a major change you might think, but … Continue reading

11 August 2015 · 16 Comments

Cycling alongside the Máximakanaal (2)

Two months ago I showed you the new cycle route alongside the new Máximakanaal. I shot the video on the very first Sunday it was open and that gave a … Continue reading

6 June 2015 · 5 Comments

Bicycle ride in a smaller town

Back to a basic type of bicycle infrastructure. After my posts showing exceptional cycle infrastructure in Den Bosch and Naaldwijk, a failed 1990s experiment with a bicycle street, a failed … Continue reading

5 May 2015 · 37 Comments

Missing link completed in Den Bosch

All over the Netherlands cities are working to get rid of missing links in their cycle grids. That is often done by building viaducts or underpasses, overpasses or bridges. But … Continue reading

10 February 2015 · 4 Comments
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