All about cycling in the Netherlands

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 · 33 Comments

Before and after; comparing 2012 with 1957

Motorized traffic has increased enormously in the last 55 years all over the world and also in the Netherlands. But not in every street, at least not in the Netherlands. … Continue reading

5 March 2012 · 4 Comments

From car centric to people friendly urban planning

Billet en français Historic city centres and modern traffic do not go together well. All the functions of city life compete for a part of the limited space that is … Continue reading

1 December 2011 · 4 Comments

How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure

How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want what the Dutch have. Road building traditions … Continue reading

20 October 2011 · 113 Comments

Utrecht Pedestrian Zone (Netherlands)

The Utrecht pedestrian zone is a large area of car free streets in the historic city center. First in 1965 and from November 1968 on a larger scale, the narrow … Continue reading

27 September 2010 · Leave a comment

Car free inner city of ’s-Hertogenbosch

The city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch closed the historic inner city for motorized traffic. This used to be different. From the 1960s the city looked like one big parking lot. Now we … Continue reading

31 October 2009 · Leave a comment