BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

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 · 9 Comments

Traversing Boxtel on a bicycle

Recently, I had to cycle all the way through the town of Boxtel, from north to south, on my way to film the fast cycle route between Oirschot and Boxtel. … Continue reading

8 May 2018 · 6 Comments

Bicycle parking at Zaltbommel station

The train and the bicycle are a powerful combination in the Netherlands. This mode-combination was never really promoted; the Dutch found this out for themselves. They realised in great numbers … Continue reading

5 July 2016 · 7 Comments

Explaining the Dutch roundabout abroad

Dutch roundabouts are terrifying. At least in the eyes of foreign planners and engineers. Dutch road users, including the most vulnerable ones – people walking and cycling – prefer roundabouts … Continue reading

13 October 2015 · 25 Comments

A bicycle roundabout that shouldn’t have been built

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 … Continue reading

10 March 2015 · 19 Comments

Experimental bicycle roundabout in Zwolle

Most of the cycling infrastructure I show you on this blog has been tried and tested for years, usually even decades. Today is different. Zwolle has built a piece of … Continue reading

26 August 2013 · 30 Comments

A modern Amsterdam Roundabout

A more general look at roundabouts There was some confusion in the United Kingdom about ‘Dutch style roundabouts’ now that two different developments are going on at the same time. … Continue reading

9 May 2013 · 98 Comments

An ‘Elephant & Castle’ in the Netherlands

“This really looks a lot like Elephant & Castle” is what I thought when I was cycling in The Hague on the last Sunday of 2012. If “Elephant & Castle” … Continue reading

10 January 2013 · 19 Comments

Spectacular New Floating Cycle Roundabout

The bright white 70 meters (230Ft) tall bridge pylon can be seen from far away. Attached to the top are 24 cables that suspend a large bicycle roundabout, 72 meters … Continue reading

23 August 2012 · 153 Comments

Huge roads do not have to be huge barriers

Huge roads can be huge barriers for cyclists. But they do not need to be. It is possible to design crossings and junctions that are safe for cyclists, both objectively … Continue reading

24 March 2012 · 10 Comments

Roundabout with safe cycling facilities

A view at one of the more recently built roundabouts in the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the South of the Netherlands. This roundabout came in the place of an ordinary … Continue reading

11 August 2011 · 2 Comments

Grade separated roundabout – the safest solution for a junction

In my ongoing series about safer junctions I have covered Dutch junction design and how it differs from that of other countries. I then showed you that the Dutch have … Continue reading

26 May 2011 · 7 Comments
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