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How to prevent rat running

Bollards have a bad reputation. They are considered dangerous for cycling and indeed many people get injured when they hit one, but bollards also have a very good side. They … Continue reading

15 December 2015 · 24 Comments

Making a 1960s street grid fit for the 21st century

Today’s Sustainable Safety policies demand a type of street design that is completely different from what was actually built in the 1960s, also in the Netherlands. So can you re-design … Continue reading

8 August 2013 · 27 Comments

Unbundling modes

Something I haven’t written much about yet is the unbundling or unravelling of modes. This is a way of separating cycle routes from main routes for motorised traffic. In the … Continue reading

29 November 2012 · 14 Comments

Huge roads do not have to be huge barriers

Huge roads can be huge barriers for cyclists. But they do not need to be. It is possible to design crossings and junctions that are safe for cyclists, both objectively … Continue reading

24 March 2012 · 10 Comments

Direct Cycle Routes in the Netherlands

A cyclist in the Netherlands can usually follow a more direct route through cities than motorized traffic can. This so-called ‘unbundling’or sometimes also ‘unravelling’ of modes is one more reason … Continue reading

15 November 2010 · 2 Comments

Where to build cycle tracks and where not

You might think separate cycle paths were created along every Dutch street. But that is not true. Only the through streets have these bike tracks. In most residential areas drivers … Continue reading

11 April 2010 · Leave a comment

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