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All about cycling in the Netherlands

A fast cycle route under development

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 … Continue reading

14 October 2020 · 5 Comments

ʼs-Hertogenbosch has finally closed a street to motor traffic

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 … Continue reading

30 September 2020 · 9 Comments

Cycle lanes in the Netherlands

billet en français 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 … Continue reading

12 August 2020 · 21 Comments

Road fatalities declined in the Netherlands, but less for cycling

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, … Continue reading

28 July 2020 · 6 Comments

A spectacular bridge for walking and cycling in Venlo

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 … Continue reading

8 May 2019 · 3 Comments

Considerable increase in road fatalities in The Netherlands

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) … Continue reading

18 April 2019 · 17 Comments

Has ’s-Hertogenbosch forgotten this old road?

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). … Continue reading

2 October 2018 · 5 Comments

A Bicycle Roundabout in Boxtel

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 … Continue reading

24 July 2018 · 13 Comments

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 · 16 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 · 10 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 · 16 Comments

Why are all these scooters here?

Billet en français 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 … Continue reading

26 September 2017 · 45 Comments

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