Cycling to the dentist

In the Netherlands people cycle for all kinds of every day purposes and I am no exception. So when I need to go to the dentist I get on my bike. On a wonderful winter’s day I thought it would be nice to let the camera roll while I went there, so you can virtually ride along with me. I still have my dentist in Utrecht, even though I haven’t lived there for almost 20 years. Because I also work in Utrecht I need less time off from work with my dentist in the same city. And I’ve been a … Continue reading Cycling to the dentist

Clearing the streets of snow and ice

When I mentioned the city of ’s-Hertogenbosch had forgotten to clear one new cycle route of snow in my post two weeks ago, the city quickly responded and the route was gritted right away. For the future the route is now included in the ‘to be cleared main cycle routes’. That was possible because the ‘city’ is of course a number of people working hard. One person read my post and contacted another person who is in charge of planning the actual gritting. A few days later I was contacted, and asked if I’d like to have a look at … Continue reading Clearing the streets of snow and ice

Dashing through the snow…

Most of The Netherlands is covered in a blanket of snow right now, but many municipalities have been working hard to clear all that snow from the streets and cycle paths. ’s-Hertogenbosch did a good job and although it had snowed for almost 24 hours most of the main cycle routes in the city were perfectly okay to use. Many people got on with their daily business on their bicycles. I thought it was beautiful to see and I hope you also like this relaxed* ‘dance’ of people on bicycles in the snow. Cycling in ’s-Hertogenbosch in the snow on … Continue reading Dashing through the snow…

Snow? The Dutch roll on.

Last month the city of Bologna, capital of the Italian province of Emilia Romagna, issued a municipal ordinance in which it was also stated that cycling (and riding a moped) was to be prohibited in the case of even mild snow from 1st December to 15th March on all municipal roads and streets. When the Corriere di Bologna wrote about the winter cycle ban, it provoked a storm of protest. One paper commented that this ban would force people to use cars which would generate more traffic, or they would have to use public transport that might collapse because of the … Continue reading Snow? The Dutch roll on.