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Tag Archives: Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond)

Candidate cities for the best cycling city of 2016 announced

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 … Continue reading

3 September 2015 · 7 Comments

Attention for cycling in major infrastructure works

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. … Continue reading

18 August 2015 · 4 Comments

Why are we waiting? Protest for longer green times

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 … Continue reading

16 October 2014 · 13 Comments

Best Cycle City of the Netherlands 2014 competitors

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 … Continue reading

26 July 2013 · 7 Comments

Testing road surfaces in Vught

The Vught chapter of the Cyclists’ Union* organised a 20 kilometre cycle tour through the town of Vught to test and rate the quality of road surfaces of the (cycling) … Continue reading

25 July 2013 · 2 Comments

The Moped Menace in the Netherlands

More than half of Amsterdam’s over 25,000 so-called ‘light’ moped riders admits they ‘almost always’ ride too fast. That was the news of this week. But it wasn’t really news. The … Continue reading

23 February 2013 · 59 Comments

Trouble in paradise?

“Problems all-too familiar to car drivers the world over, from traffic jams to road-rage and lack of parking, are now also threatening to turn the Dutch dream of bicycling bliss … Continue reading

22 November 2012 · 28 Comments

I want to see you; use your lights

If this doesn’t make you feel good I don’t know what does: a lovely fairy-like girl in a dress full of lit cycle lights handing these lights one by one … Continue reading

15 November 2012 · 8 Comments

Den Bosch becomes Netherlands’ “Fietsstad 2011”

‘s-Hertogenbosch (a.k.a. Den Bosch) won the honour title ‘Fietsstad 2011’ or ‘Cycling City 2011′ in the election organised by the Dutch Cyclists’ Union. The expert jury was unanimous in its … Continue reading

17 November 2011 · 2 Comments

Fietsstad (Cycling City) 2011 nominees announced

The Dutch Fietsersbond (Cyclists’ Union) has announced the five nominees that will compete to be chosen as Fietsstad (Cycling City) of the Netherlands for 2011. The jury chose the five … Continue reading

4 August 2011 · Leave a comment

Round the clock cycling in the Netherlands

“The Dutch make over 1 million cycle trips every hour”. All the latest (2011) figures of the Dutch Cyclist’s Union in one video. These figures show that the scale of … Continue reading

17 February 2011 · 1 Comment

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