“Separate where needed, mix where possible”

It is a fact that not every street in the Netherlands has separated cycle paths. It is also true that Dutch traffic experts do sometimes say that in road building they only “separate where needed” and “mix where possible”. These two facts combined are cause for one of the great misunderstandings of the Dutch road building system. “Even a Dutch cyclist will have to ride with motorized traffic one time or another, because cycle paths simply can’t go everywhere.” This probably comes right after the great misunderstanding of ‘strict liability’ when that is assumed to ‘magically’ bring road safety to … Continue reading “Separate where needed, mix where possible”