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Nijmegen celebrations!

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, … Continue reading

24 May 2016 · 4 Comments

And the winner is…

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 … Continue reading

19 May 2016 · 7 Comments

Utrecht; Cycling City of the Netherlands?

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 … Continue reading

19 April 2016 · 20 Comments

Nijmegen, 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 … Continue reading

5 April 2016 · 6 Comments

Maastricht; Cycling City of the Netherlands?

Maastricht never really had a name as a good cycling city. Things have changed though, the city feels it has caught up with other Dutch cities. Cycling has improved with … Continue reading

22 March 2016 · 9 Comments

Groningen; 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 … Continue reading

8 March 2016 · 25 Comments

Goes; 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 … Continue reading

23 February 2016 · 23 Comments

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

Taking pride in your cycling policies

ʼs-Hertogenbosch (aka Den Bosch*) was the acting “Best Cycling City of the Netherlands” from November 2011 until May 2014. During that time the city made a series of short videos and … Continue reading

31 August 2014 · 10 Comments

And the winner is: Zwolle!

Today Zwolle was announced to be the winner of the title “Best Cycling City of the Netherlands in 2014”! It was no secret that Zwolle was my favorite of the … Continue reading

8 May 2014 · 5 Comments

Best Cycling City of the Netherlands – recap

My series of the nominees of the election to become best cycling city of the Netherlands in 2014 is complete. But the five nominated municipalities were also portrayed by the … Continue reading

9 April 2014 · 17 Comments

Almere, nominee for best cycling city

Almere is one of the five nominees to become best Cycling City of the Netherlands in 2014. Chosen from a long-list of 19 municipalities, these five municipalities compete to take … Continue reading

20 March 2014 · 8 Comments

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