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All about cycling in the Netherlands

Why are all these scooters here?

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 … Continue reading

26 September 2017 · 40 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 · 13 Comments

Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam: given back to people

Most people are cycling and walking in Amsterdam’s Jodenbreestraat today. But the street could have been so different if the 4 lane motorway of the 1970s would have been further … Continue reading

22 May 2014 · 12 Comments

Amsterdam children fighting cars in 1972

“This would be a perfect area for a trial with a maximum speed of 30km/h” (18mph) explains a traffic expert of the city of Amsterdam to a child in a … Continue reading

12 December 2013 · 65 Comments

Car Free Sundays, a 40 year anniversary

From the 4th November 1973 there were a number of Car Free Sundays in the Netherlands. The Dutch had supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War in October 1973. This … Continue reading

1 December 2013 · 21 Comments

Bicycle Underpass Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

It was opened on the 13th of July, 1885, the magnificent national museum of the Netherlands; the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. And it was festively re-opened on April 13th this year, … Continue reading

18 July 2013 · 16 Comments

From car centric to people friendly urban planning

Historic city centres and modern traffic do not go together well. All the functions of city life compete for a part of the limited space that is available in the … Continue reading

1 December 2011 · 3 Comments

How the Dutch got their cycling infrastructure

How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want what the Dutch have. Road building traditions … Continue reading

20 October 2011 · 98 Comments

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