All about cycling in the Netherlands

From on-street cycle lane to bi-directional cycleway

Cycling infrastructure should not only be good on the main routes, you need to be able to cycle everywhere in a city. When the Dutch designate certain routes as main … Continue reading

27 October 2015 · 12 Comments

The F325 Fast Cycle Route Arnhem – Nijmegen

RijnWaalpad is the name of the fast cycle route from the provincial capital Arnhem on the Rhine and the other big city in the province of Gelderland, Nijmegen, on the … Continue reading

29 September 2015 · 12 Comments

Another before and after in ʼs-Hertogenbosch (5)

The cycleway surface on a busy main road in ʼs-Hertogenbosch was recently upgraded. The original concrete slabs were replaced by smooth asphalt. Not a major change you might think, but … Continue reading

11 August 2015 · 16 Comments

Fast Cycle Route Venlo – Horst-Sevenum opened

The first official fast cycle route in the southern province of Limburg was opened last June when several officials from the province and the two municipalities that the route runs … Continue reading

21 July 2015 · 13 Comments

How to get to a place to film

“How do you get to all those places in your videos?” Several people have asked me this question recently. The answer is by bicycle, for the final 15 kilometres at … Continue reading

7 July 2015 · 21 Comments

Main cycle route in a city expansion

Cycling in the newest parts of cities and towns in The Netherlands is almost always very convenient. That is because these areas were designed with cycling in mind from the … Continue reading

23 June 2015 · 14 Comments

Amsterdam commute by bicycle

A friend of mine lives in the Amsterdam neighbourhood “De Pijp” and works outside Amsterdam. Like many people who live in the centre of Dutch cities he doesn’t own a … Continue reading

29 May 2015 · 16 Comments

Winter Cycling Congress 2015 (2)

Last week you could see my presentation at the Winter Cycling Congress in Leeuwarden, from 10 to 12 February last. In my post this week, I’d like to show you … Continue reading

3 March 2015 · 8 Comments

Winter Cycling vs Summer Cycling

The first snow of 2015 surprised us last Saturday. The day before, the weather services had predicted black ice and they even issued a weather alarm. But it wasn’t black … Continue reading

27 January 2015 · 19 Comments

The F59 Fast Cycle Route ʼs-Hertogenbosch – Oss

The first part of the fast cycle route from ʼs-Hertogenbosch to Oss was officially opened this summer. It is named F59, after the A59, the motorway between those same cities. … Continue reading

27 November 2014 · 21 Comments

Ride into the city: 5 kilometres priority

Cycling must be convenient and fast to be a viable alternative to the car. The Dutch achieve a very high average speed for cycling because you can cycle almost non-stop … Continue reading

30 January 2014 · 42 Comments

Five years of filming anniversary: my daily commute

“Longer distance commuting by bicycle is perceived impossible by many. Not so for the Dutch. A combination of public transport and a bicycle is easy and very common in the … Continue reading

9 January 2014 · 10 Comments

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