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?
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 thing missing is a work of art on the tunnel … Continue reading Is this tunnel really a disaster?
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 are all these scooters here? Dump that garbage in the … Continue reading Why are all these scooters here?
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 my first cousins. Rotterdam is quite a journey from my … Continue reading Filth does not look good on a cycle bridge
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 municipality to municipality. In this photo post I will show … Continue reading Ride from Grubbenvorst to Venlo
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 would seem to support that view. But, you can’t always … Continue reading The Bartenbrug fiasco
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 to be true? Well, according to the Neighbourhood Advisory Board … Continue reading A cycleway that’s not as straightforward as it seems
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 crossing patrol. After a small delay the festive cycle tour … Continue reading The F59 fast cycle route officially opened
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 read a lot about this ‘bicycle roundabout’ during construction, I … Continue reading A bicycle roundabout that shouldn’t have been built
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. There is a weakness in every strength. I have shown … Continue reading Can there ever be too many people cycling?
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 the organisation Kracht van Utrecht (Power of Utrecht*) offered people … Continue reading Why are we waiting? Protest for longer green times
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 of Representatives this week, in which she writes: “Amsterdam has … Continue reading Amsterdam can send mopeds to the carriageway