The importance of direct cycle routes

One of my readers drew our attention to a video that shows a cycle route in Rijswijk which is in effect a suburb of The Hague. It shows a road where cyclists have to make a detour while motorised traffic can go straight on. The man in the video calls this a daily annoyance. And he is right. Most cycle routes in this country are as direct or (more often) more direct than routes for motorised traffic. In this case (see picture below) the green line (about 100 meters/yards) would be the logical route. There is ample room for a … Continue reading The importance of direct cycle routes