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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 · 12 Comments

Amsterdam can send mopeds to the carriageway

Amsterdam will finally be able to send (light) mopeds or scooters from the city’s overcrowded cycle paths to the carriageway. The Minister of Transport sent a letter to the House … Continue reading

5 June 2014 · 31 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

Road works: detours gone wrong

When it comes to cycling there is always room for improvement. Even in the Netherlands where cycling is generally considered traffic and a normal means of transport, people cycling still … Continue reading

12 September 2013 · 3 Comments

Bicycle Parking policies Zaanstad ridiculed

The enforcement of the bicycle parking restrictions in Zaandam was ridiculed on national TV this week. Zaanstad municipality issued a parking restriction of 4 hours for a street in the … Continue reading

4 March 2013 · 14 Comments

The Moped Menace in the Netherlands

More than half of Amsterdam’s over 25,000 so-called ‘light’ moped riders admits they ‘almost always’ ride too fast. That was the news of this week. But it wasn’t really news. The … Continue reading

23 February 2013 · 52 Comments

Riding in The Hague

Two weeks ago I showed you a huge junction in The Hague, which was actually only one junction in a much longer route. This week I’d like to show you … Continue reading

24 January 2013 · 12 Comments

Trouble in paradise?

“Problems all-too familiar to car drivers the world over, from traffic jams to road-rage and lack of parking, are now also threatening to turn the Dutch dream of bicycling bliss … Continue reading

22 November 2012 · 28 Comments

Cycle tour in Zaanstad (prov. North-Holland)

Recently I was invited to participate in a cycle tour in the municipality of Zaanstad. Home to one of the best known tourist destinations of the Netherlands: the windmills of … Continue reading

6 September 2012 · 4 Comments

Utrecht removes illegaly parked bicycles

Parking restrictions for bicycles are not to be taken lightly in the Netherlands. Utrecht has recently removed hundreds of bicycles just from the station area alone. And that is done … Continue reading

21 June 2012 · 7 Comments
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