Conquering barriers in Dordrecht

The Netherlands is a country of water. The Dutch consider all this water both a friend and a foe. Water is great to use for recreation and to transport goods. But it can also be a dangerous threat or it can simply be in the way. Waterways can be barriers for cyclists just like roads can. If you have both they can form an impassable barrier. The city of Dordrecht found an unusual situation for this problem. The video shows Dordrecht cycle bridges to cross a motorway and a number of waterways to get from a residential area of the … Continue reading Conquering barriers in Dordrecht

25 Ways to cross a major road

Two weeks ago I showed you that major roads do not have to be major barriers for cyclists by giving you an example of a big junction in Utrecht. But big roads are everywhere of course. They make it possible to divert most motorized through traffic around cities. At least that is how they are increasingly used in the Netherlands. ‘s-Hertogenbosch is an example I would like to show you today. ‘s-Hertogenbosch is passed by two major motorways. The main North-South route in the Netherlands is the A2 from Amsterdam to Maastricht, originally it ran right through the city but … Continue reading 25 Ways to cross a major road