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?
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. I choose a different route in Boxtel, the fastest and … Continue reading Traversing Boxtel on a bicycle
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 had to be made around some fields. That has now … Continue reading Improving the connections to a cycle bridge
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 each other’s paths are made less complicated and less dangerous? … Continue reading A common urban intersection in the Netherlands
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 in the country, that the city had built in the … Continue reading Reversing a 50-year-old cycle detour
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 to be true? Well, according to the Neighbourhood Advisory Board … Continue reading A cycleway that’s not as straightforward as it seems
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 think that table has had its best years. Maybe the … Continue reading A reconstructed cycle route in Utrecht