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) infrastructure. “If people are to cycle more you need good … Continue reading Testing road surfaces in Vught
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 Cyclists’ Union had already published a report last November 2012 that showed that 94% of the ‘light’ mopeds speeds. Some up to 60km/h where 25km/h is permitted. More than double the maximum speed! The average speed is 37km/h, that is 50% above the speed limit, yes, on average! The number of ‘light’ mopeds in Amsterdam grew at an astonishing rate, from 8,125 in 2007 to over 25,000 in 2012. The … Continue reading The Moped Menace in the Netherlands
“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 into a daily hell. In a small country where bicycles outnumber people by 1.2 million, the Dutch have simply run out of space to accommodate the five million cyclists who take to the road every day, turning commuting in major cities into a nightmare.” “What is this?” Asked people all over Twitter when a wave of identical news items swept the world, from the Philippines and China to Australia and … Continue reading Trouble in paradise?
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 to people on bicycles who don’t have working lights. The … Continue reading I want to see you; use your lights
‘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 decision. Last August, the city had been selected as one of five nominees, which were in turn selected from a long list of 19 cities that had entered the competition. The director of the Fietsersbond (Cyclists’ Union) states the following: “In recent years ‘s-Hertogenbosch has given cycling an enormous boost in a short time with a lot of energy, ambition, creativity and money. That is very good for a city … Continue reading ‘s-Hertogenbosch becomes Netherlands’ “Fietsstad 2011”
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 cities out of a long list of 19 cities that had entered the competition. ’s-Hertogenbosch, the city I have been living in for 16 years now, is one of the five nominees. Over the past 16 years I have seen a lot of development in the cycling infrastructure and climate of this city. Especially in recent years it went from mediocre to very good in my opinion so it will … Continue reading Fietsstad (Cycling City) 2011 nominees announced
“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 cycling in the Netherlands is quite phenomenal. The full text … Continue reading Round the clock cycling in the Netherlands