In my series of ‘real rides’ this is one I had rather not taken. Last week I had to collect the ashes of our dear little cat which had been with us for over 17 years. She died unexpectedly, less … Continue reading Riding to a pet crematorium
A colourful procession of people on city bicycles, tandems, e-bikes, cargo bikes, public transport bicycles and racing bikes opened a fast cycle route last July. Together they symbolised that the F261 fast cycle route from Tilburg to Waalwijk is there for … Continue reading The finished fast cycle route Tilburg – Waalwijk
On the day the schools started again after the summer holidays, two aldermen of ʼs-Hertogenbosch and Vught opened a better cycling connection between their municipalities. They cut a ribbon to open a cycling viaduct over a -soon to be- turbo-roundabout … Continue reading Better cycling between Vught and ʼs-Hertogenbosch
When I rode home to ʼs-Hertogenbosch from work in Utrecht unexpectedly – quite some time ago – I found that a provincial road in the province of Gelderland had been upgraded with a separate bi-directional cycleway. I did not film … Continue reading A ride from Mark to Zaltbommel
A very pleasant cycle route was created in the early 1990s on a former railway line in the province of Noord-Brabant. That railway line had connected Lage Zwaluwe (which was in turn a gateway to the port of Rotterdam) to … Continue reading How a former railroad was turned into a cycle route
Utrecht opened the world’s longest rainbow cycle path, just in time for international Pride month. The well over 570 metres long rainbow path runs right through the heart of the university campus as a positive symbol for diversity and inclusion. … Continue reading The world’s longest rainbow cycle path is in Utrecht
The final part of a cycleway on a former railway line in Utrecht was opened this Summer by the alderman for traffic. Together with 30 residents, the executive councillor had cycled the full length of the park first. Then, she … Continue reading How to convert a railway into a cycleway
billet en français Six years ago I explained in a post that doing maintenance comes quite natural to the Dutch. As a people we like things neat and tidy. Dutch even has different terms for a complete overhaul of things … Continue reading Cycleway maintenance and repairs
Some people express concerns about pedestrians, when they see my videos of the very busy cycleways in the Netherlands. They feel it must be very hard to cross there and ask why there are no zebra crossings on the cycle … Continue reading How hard is it to cross the cycle path?
Utrecht has improved the cycle route from Overvecht in the north of the city to the University campus Utrecht Science Park. This means that people could choose to arrive at the train station Utrecht Overvecht and continue their journey on … Continue reading Utrecht improved a cycle route to the university
Another “real ride” in this week’s post. One from the main square in my hometown (very close to my home) to the city’s hospital. The city hospital of ʼs-Hertogenbosch used to be in a large complex of historic and brutalist … Continue reading Ride to the hospital
The City of Copenhagen wants to be the best cycling city in the world and calls itself “City of Cyclists”. How justified is that from a Dutch perspective? Continue reading Is Copenhagen a City of Cyclists?