BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Celebrating a new main cycle route in Utrecht

A cycle street and a cycle bridge were festively opened in Utrecht last Friday. They are two important parts of an improved and partly new main cycle route to “Leidsche … Continue reading

30 August 2016 · 13 Comments

Maastrichtseweg 5 years later

We humans adapt so well to our environment that we quickly forget how different things sometimes were. In the last five years a lot of the (cycling) infrastructure in my … Continue reading

17 November 2015 · 23 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 · 16 Comments

Road diet XXL for an intersection in Den Bosch

To improve traffic situations for pedestrians and people cycling, road managers can decide to build extravagant infrastructure. Most of the time, however, it is much easier and much more effective … Continue reading

30 October 2014 · 12 Comments

Going for a swim

Sports and I are not a great match, to put it very mildly. And it has been like that all my life. To give but one small example: I was … Continue reading

18 April 2013 · 17 Comments

Unbundling modes

Something I haven’t written much about yet is the unbundling or unravelling of modes. This is a way of separating cycle routes from main routes for motorised traffic. In the … Continue reading

29 November 2012 · 14 Comments

“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 … Continue reading

9 August 2012 · 7 Comments

Direct Cycle Routes in the Netherlands

A cyclist in the Netherlands can usually follow a more direct route through cities than motorized traffic can. This so-called ‘unbundling’or sometimes also ‘unravelling’ of modes is one more reason … Continue reading

15 November 2010 · 2 Comments

A quiet junction in Utrecht (Netherlands)

Two videos to explain why a junction in Utrecht in the Netherlands is such a quiet junction, so pleasant for people cycling. Non-stop relaxed cycling, Utrecht Netherlands A bicycle friendly … Continue reading

2 October 2010 · 2 Comments

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