There isn’t a place in the world where people cycle so much on average as in The Netherlands. That is largely because the Dutch have excellent cycling infrastructure. But how did they get this exceptional cycling infrastructure, and why? Continue reading How did the Dutch get their cycle paths?
The restored Utrecht city moat will be officially opened this Saturday. Unfortunately with little fanfare due to the Corona crisis, but this historic event – the removal of the city motorway and the complete return of the original canal ring … Continue reading Cycling around the restored Utrecht moat
Cycle lanes are a bit special in the Dutch traffic system. On-street cycle lanes do exist in many streets but under the current Dutch traffic safety policies they almost shouldn’t. Paint is generally not seen as infrastructure and that is … Continue reading Cycle lanes in the Netherlands
billet en français In the last two decades the number of road fatalities in the Netherlands decreased by 60% for motorists. For people cycling the fatality rate decreased far less, by 11%. But this is not the whole story. For … Continue reading Road fatalities declined in the Netherlands, but less for cycling
Billet en français Just before the Corona crisis hit Europe and crossing the Belgian border as a tourist became illegal, I spent five days in Antwerp. On one of those days I had time to cycle longer in the city … Continue reading An impression of cycling in Antwerp
It is time again for the traditional year-in-review video in the last real blog post of the year*. This is the fifth end-of-the-year compilation video, so it is becoming a nice tradition. The compilation video contains short excerpts of all … Continue reading A compilation of my 2019 posts and videos
Not too long ago the A2 motorway split the city of Maastricht in two. The internationally important road connection cut off the east of the city from the centre. The space where the road once was is now being redeveloped … Continue reading The A2 motorway no longer divides Maastricht
I couldn’t remember when I last felt afraid on my bicycle. Not just anxious, but genuinely fearing for my life. I do now, after I cycled in Dublin last week. The 4-kilometre-long ride from my hotel near the Phoenix Park … Continue reading How cycle friendly is Dublin?
This is the last real blog post of the year*, which traditionally is my year roundup. It is the fourth time that I made a compilation video, this time of course with short excerpts of all my 2018 videos. This … Continue reading A compilation of my 2018 posts and videos
Another “real” ride, because some of my viewers have asked for more rides that show a real journey from beginning to end. This time I rode a long way from my home, all the way up in the north of … Continue reading A bicycle ride in Alkmaar
The municipality of Houten has been awarded the honourable title of Cycling City 2018! This was announced by Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management on a cycle congress in Utrecht. Houten has won this title before, … Continue reading Houten: Cycling City of the Netherlands 2018
Traditionally, the last post of the year is my year round-up. For the third time in a row I created a compilation video with short excerpts of all my 2017 videos. You may find something you’ve missed during the year, … Continue reading A video review of my 2017 posts and videos