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All about cycling in the Netherlands

Utrecht’s traffic lights hotline

A proud tweet from the “Utrecht, we all cycle” department a little over a week ago. The city had become runner up in the Green Digital Charter Award in the … Continue reading

21 February 2017 · 8 Comments

Traffic lights in ’s-Hertogenbosch; an interview

“We want people to believe our traffic signals are really helping them. Nobody likes to wait unnecessarily long at a red light. Signals are an aid and they should only … Continue reading

21 June 2016 · 37 Comments

Your personal guide to catch the green light

Cycling is best when you don’t have to stop. Stopping itself is not so hard, but to get going again, that takes a lot of extra power. So people prefer … Continue reading

10 November 2015 · 16 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

Dynamic sign to indicate the fastest cycle route

A novel and dynamic traffic sign shows people cycling the fastest route across a big intersection in ʼs-Hertogenbosch. It works since Wednesday the 24th September 2014. For that occasion the … Continue reading

9 October 2014 · 14 Comments

Cycling past red lights; it’s often legal in the Netherlands

Once again the world was getting excited about something that has been common practice for decades in the Netherlands. It was worldwide news earlier this year: Paris was to allow … Continue reading

25 October 2012 · 25 Comments

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