BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

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 · 21 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 · 32 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 · 17 Comments

New ’24 Oktoberplein’ fly-over, Utrecht

Whenever I show new bicycle overpasses, such as the ones in Enschede and Eindhoven, people comment that motor traffic should be on top of the overpass, so people cycling don’t … Continue reading

24 October 2013 · 20 Comments

A trip to Sydney, Australia

The people who follow me on Twitter already know that I returned from Australia earlier this week. I went there with my mother to visit some of our relatives. When … Continue reading

17 October 2013 · 26 Comments

Riding around the bus stop

One of the things that I had planned to show you for a long time is how the Dutch can cycle around a bus stop. That there is an interest … Continue reading

5 September 2013 · 44 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 · 34 Comments

US cycling from a Dutch perspective

While a delegation from Portland Oregon was visiting my hometown ’s-Hertogenbosch and some other places in the Netherlands to experience Dutch cycling, I was looking at cycling in the United … Continue reading

20 June 2013 · 308 Comments

Drainage in the Netherlands

Some people notice things in my videos that even I don’t, or they ask questions about stuff I had never really given much thought before. The Dutch drainage system is … Continue reading

6 June 2013 · 18 Comments

What qualifies as Dutch Design?

The UK have recently started to look across the North sea for cycle infrastructure inspiration… again. Because some people in the UK already did that in the 1930s  and also in … Continue reading

12 April 2013 · 26 Comments

Cargo bike festival and new cycle route in Nijmegen

Last Sunday was a day full of activities in Nijmegen. A new “snelfietsroute” (fast cycle route) was festively opened and there was a Cargo Bike Festival (Bakfietstreffen). I made three … Continue reading

11 April 2013 · 16 Comments

Recreational cycle routes in Utrecht

In my last post I showed you how ’s-Hertogenbosch has recently renewed and elaborated the city’s system of wayfinding signs for people on bicycles. The city placed 888 signs to … Continue reading

8 April 2013 · 3 Comments

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