For many of you it is holiday time and you may have other things on your mind. But if you have an hour to spare in the coming days I would like to recommend watching the video below. It is … Continue reading What can Seattle learn from Dutch street design?
It’s summer time, the time for travels! I know a number of Americans who are visiting the Netherlands right now. To see how the Dutch are cycling and to get inspired by the cycling culture in this country. Clarence Eckerson … Continue reading Americans getting inspired by the Dutch
While a delegation from Portland Oregon was visiting my hometown ’s-Hertogenbosch and some other places in the Netherlands to experience Dutch cycling, I was looking at cycling in the United States. Not that that was the main goal of my … Continue reading US cycling from a Dutch perspective
The UK have recently started to look across the North sea for cycle infrastructure inspiration… again. Because some people in the UK already did that in the 1930s and also in the 1980s. One thing that seems different now, is a … Continue reading What qualifies as Dutch Design?
Monday 16th July 2012 was a very special day for me! Professor Furth of Northeastern University in Boston had invited me to give a presentation to his students, while they were visiting ’s-Hertogenbosch, my hometown, that may after all call itself best cycling city of the Netherlands at the moment. Coincidentally the Asociación Medios de Transporte Saludables AMTS (Association for Sustainable Means of Transport) from Pamplona in Spain, asked me if I would accept their annual award. These two exceptional events both took place on the same day. The city of ’s-Hertogenbosch proved worthy of their latest title ‘Most hospitable … Continue reading Of US students and a Spanish Award
See also the 2014 post that sums up Dutch Junction Design Last month I wrote about the new NACTO designs for cycle infrastructure and held the junction design against Dutch junction design. The video that went with the post was taken out of the context of this blog and discussed on forums and other blogs. Without the context some people completely misunderstood it. There were of course comments that you can’t really take seriously: “Yuck. That seems like a parody of over-engineering.” And if someone dares to criticize anything American there is always this: “could be some anti-American bias there.” … Continue reading State of the Art Bikeway Design – A further look
See also part 2 of this story – And a 2014 post as well An association of transportation experts of 15 major US cities (NACTO) recently published new guidelines for bicycle infrastructure. They claim they are ‘innovative’ and ‘state of … Continue reading State of the Art Bikeway Design, or is it?