Veenendaal was pronounced Fietsstad 2020 (Cycling City 2020) last Friday. The result of a national survey, in which over 45,000 people answered 26 questions about the cycling climate in their home town, was made public on a congress which was … Continue reading Veenendaal is Cycling city 2020 of the Netherlands
The Dutch Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond) has created a Cycle Vision for 2040 with dreams, ideas and wishes for a cycle friendly society in 2040. Last February the active members discussed about the final draft at a meeting in Utrecht and … Continue reading The Happy Cycle Family
Celebrations in Nijmegen last Thursday when it was announced the city had won the title of Cycling City of the Netherlands in 2016. Taking over from Zwolle, elected in 2014, Nijmegen may call itself Cycling City 2016 for two years. … Continue reading Nijmegen celebrations!
Nijmegen has been elected Cycling City of the Netherlands in 2016! This was announced today by the Fietsersbond (Cyclists’ Union) in the Netherlands. Although I made it no secret that I thought Utrecht was a great candidate (as was outsider … Continue reading And the winner is…
Utrecht is a rapidly growing city that is convinced the bicycle can and should play a major role in keeping the city liveable, accessible and economically strong. Reason to give the bicycle precedence in the mobility policies of the municipality. … Continue reading Utrecht; Cycling City of the Netherlands?
The results of 15 years of forward cycling policies are clearly showing in the streets of Nijmegen. A network of high quality fast cycle routes has been built, connecting major destinations in the city and extending to towns around it. … Continue reading Nijmegen, Cycling City of the Netherlands?
“Groningen is a real cycling city. No less than 60% of all traffic movements is by bicycle. This makes us proud. To keep it this way we want to give the bicycle more space in the years to come.” This … Continue reading Groningen; Cycling City of the Netherlands?
Goes is a historic town in the south-west of the Netherlands. The town has tried to become Cycling City of the Netherlands several times before. In 2008, Goes was already one of the finalists, but it just lost to Houten. … Continue reading Goes; Cycling City of the Netherlands?
Today the Dutch Cyclists’ Union published the names of nine municipalities who applied for the “Fietsstad 2016” election to become the best cycling city of the Netherlands in 2016. “These ambitious Dutch municipalities were inspired by this year’s theme: ‘Bikonomics’ … Continue reading Candidate cities for the best cycling city of 2016 announced
Even in the Netherlands decision makers and planners must often be reminded that the needs for people cycling should be taken into account when major infrastructure is to be reconstructed. This is something that is also done by the Fietsersbond … Continue reading Attention for cycling in major infrastructure works
A little over a week ago, there was a protest for longer green times of the cycling traffic lights in Utrecht. The local chapter of the Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond) and the organisation Kracht van Utrecht (Power of Utrecht*) offered people … Continue reading Why are we waiting? Protest for longer green times
The Dutch Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond) announced which cities and municipalities have signed up for the competition to become the best Cycle City of the Netherlands (Fietsstad) 2014 and take over that title from current Best Cycle City ’s-Hertogenbosch. My home … Continue reading Best Cycle City of the Netherlands 2014 competitors