About once or twice a year I rent a bicycle at the station of Venlo to cycle to the village of Grubbenvorst and back again to visit my family (in-law). That is not very often and things can really change … Continue reading A cycling viaduct that isn’t really convenient
Just a few weeks ago the Netherlands was covered in snow. It is almost hard to remember with all the sun and warmth we had since then, but I have the images to prove it! I’d like to look at … Continue reading Riding in the snow in ʼs-Hertogenbosch and Vught
A new part of a fast cycle route was finished in the ever expanding network of fast cycle routes in the province of North-Brabant. The cycle routes are primarily built to offer people an alternative to driving to work but … Continue reading A fast cycle route under development
After a very long wait – according to a number of people and organisations – the city of ʼs-Hertogenbosch closed a city centre street to all private motor traffic. It was decided early last June, but without a clear date. … Continue reading ʼs-Hertogenbosch has finally closed a street to motor traffic
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
What used to be the city’s river port is now a redeveloped area with a park, shops and apartments. A – what the newspapers called – spectacular bridge was built to open the area for cycling and walking. However, the … Continue reading A spectacular bridge for walking and cycling in Venlo
In 2018, 678 people lost their lives in traffic in The Netherlands. That is 10.6 % more than in 2017, the largest increase since 1989. This reported Statistics Netherlands (CBS) today. The steady decrease of the number of fatalities that … Continue reading Considerable increase in road fatalities in The Netherlands
A 700-metre-long stretch of a dual carriageway road lies abandoned in the town of ’s-Hertogenbosch. A long time ago this used to be the main route to Nijmegen (via Hintham). The asphalt is starting to crack but the lines and … Continue reading Has ’s-Hertogenbosch forgotten this old road?
The town of Boxtel has a most peculiar piece of infrastructure; a bicycle roundabout. It is silly, mainly because it is never a good idea to treat people cycling like mini-cars. This piece of infrastructure entices people to break the … Continue reading A Bicycle Roundabout in Boxtel
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 had only just been granted to them. A two-month pilot … Continue reading A disappointing pilot in Groningen
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. In a council meeting last Thursday, council members persuaded the … Continue reading Will Utrecht ban cycling in some city centre streets?