All about cycling in the Netherlands

New cycle bridge at Nieuwegein

A cycle bridge opened by the director of the Tour de France, Nieuwegein is the lucky town to have one. Christian Prudhomme cycled at the head of a peloton of … Continue reading

20 October 2015 · 9 Comments

Reconstruction of St Mary’s Place in Utrecht

The Utrecht “St Mary’s Place” (Mariaplaats) has recently been reconstructed. Much more than before the street is now designed for people. First of all for people walking, but the design … Continue reading

22 September 2015 · 17 Comments

Attention for cycling in major infrastructure works

Even in the Netherlands decision makers and planners must often be reminded that the needs for people cycling should be taken into account when major infrastructure is to be reconstructed. … Continue reading

18 August 2015 · 4 Comments

New cycleway alongside a new canal

It was very clear: hundreds of people had had the same idea: let’s try out the new cycleway alongside the new canal. So the first Sunday it was open, the … Continue reading

17 March 2015 · 34 Comments

Cycle route update: it’s all in the details

Cycle routes in the Netherlands are constantly being updated. Wanting to keep things tidy and in a good order is a Dutch trait and you see that reflected in the … Continue reading

21 August 2014 · 27 Comments

How to make motor traffic feel unwelcome

Utrecht has decided that the dominant types of transport in the old city centre should be cycling and walking. Streets which are due for maintenance are therefore reconstructed to reflect … Continue reading

12 June 2014 · 11 Comments

Junction design in the Netherlands

One of my most viewed videos is an animation I made in 2011, showing that a common Dutch type of junction design with protected cycle tracks would in principle fit … Continue reading

23 February 2014 · 45 Comments

Cycling from De Bilt to Utrecht

De Bilt is a village east of Utrecht with a population of a little over 10,000. Its name might seem familiar because it is the village after which the famous … Continue reading

2 January 2014 · 13 Comments

What can Seattle learn from Dutch street design?

For many of you it is holiday time and you may have other things on your mind. But if you have an hour to spare in the coming days I … Continue reading

22 December 2013 · 7 Comments

Cycling and trucks the Dutch way

“Crashes with trucks and vans are mostly caused by the driving style of the drivers.” That is not what I think, but what is stated on a site of the … Continue reading

20 November 2013 · 17 Comments

Cycling in Brisbane

It seems longer, but only 5 weeks ago I cycled in Brisbane. This was actually the very first time I ever cycled outside of Europe. I have been in the … Continue reading

14 November 2013 · 30 Comments

Elderly people on a cycle tour in Vught

A large group of people cycled through the town of Vught last Friday. Accompanied by the Vught alderman for traffic, a council member and the senior traffic policy maker. Together … Continue reading

31 October 2013 · 16 Comments

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