BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

A disappointing pilot in Groningen

The 18,000 people who cycle to the Groningen University campus every day lost their priority again over the almost 12,000 motor vehicles on the cycle crossing with Eikenlaan. This priority … Continue reading

5 December 2017 · 14 Comments

Will Utrecht ban cycling in some city centre streets?

Utrecht postpones the plan to make cycling illegal on some streets running directly past the pedestrianised area. The object of this ban is to create more safe space for walking. … Continue reading

21 November 2017 · 8 Comments

Is this tunnel really a disaster?

It was opened two years ago, but it is still not completely finished, the tunnel for walking and cycling between Wijbosch and Schijndel, near ʼs-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. The only … Continue reading

14 November 2017 · 14 Comments

Why are all these scooters here?

Hundreds of people cycled together through the Amsterdam evening rush hour last Friday. They chanted “Cycle paths… Scooter free” and – in true Amsterdam style – “Why are all these … Continue reading

26 September 2017 · 40 Comments

Filth does not look good on a cycle bridge

It’s the “no post week” and by fate I had to be in Rotterdam again last week. This time for the sad occasion of the funeral ceremony of one of … Continue reading

7 February 2017 · 11 Comments

Ride from Grubbenvorst to Venlo

You can ride just about anywhere in the countryside of the Netherlands in a relatively safe and convenient way. But the quality of the cycle infrastructure is very different from … Continue reading

13 December 2016 · 16 Comments

The Bartenbrug fiasco

When it comes to building infrastructure, the Dutch do like to think that they are rather good at it. I’ve shown you a lot of examples on my blog that … Continue reading

8 November 2016 · 11 Comments

A cycleway that’s not as straightforward as it seems

A four kilometre long cycle path – straight as a line – with priority at all but two of the 15 intersections with motor traffic. Does that sound too good … Continue reading

1 November 2016 · 13 Comments

The F59 fast cycle route officially opened

Even on the opening day of the F59 Fast Cycle Route there was protest. The village council of Geffen stopped the party, literally, at a zebra crossing with a school … Continue reading

20 September 2016 · 6 Comments

A bicycle roundabout that shouldn’t have been built

Some weeks ago I cycled just 7 kilometres to the subject of this post. It was nice that going there didn’t involve a three-hour train journey first. Since I had … Continue reading

10 March 2015 · 19 Comments

Can there ever be too many people cycling?

The Dutch have been very good at making cycling the best transport option for many journeys. So good, some argue, that the downsides are now becoming apparent and even annoying. … Continue reading

20 November 2014 · 29 Comments

Why are we waiting? Protest for longer green times

A little over a week ago, there was a protest for longer green times of the cycling traffic lights in Utrecht. The local chapter of the Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond) and … Continue reading

16 October 2014 · 13 Comments

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