Why is cycling banned in this street in Utrecht? This simple question on Twitter by Jere M. was reason for this blog post. The short answer was given by Jere himself: because there is a parallel cycle street, but he … Continue reading Why is cycling not allowed on this Utrecht street?
Utrecht wants to reduce cycling on the main east-west corridor in the city centre aka the busiest cycleway of the Netherlands. Mainly due to a number of barriers (such as railway lines and canals) cycling in the city centre is … Continue reading Utrecht wants less cycling on the busiest cycleway of the Netherlands
The city of ʼs-Hertogenbosch redesigned a major intersection. Until the 1970s this intersection was part of the main north-south route in the country. Fortunately, most through traffic now uses the motorways around the city. Even though this intersection is still … Continue reading A reconstructed intersection in ʼs-Hertogenbosch
The curved cycle viaduct in this post livens up an otherwise rather boring looking industrial area under development in Venlo in the Netherlands. The bridge is almost a year old now and it makes it finally possible to safely cross … Continue reading A curved cycle viaduct in Venlo
The final part of a cycleway on a former railway line in Utrecht was opened this Summer by the alderman for traffic. Together with 30 residents, the executive councillor had cycled the full length of the park first. Then, she … Continue reading How to convert a railway into a cycleway
The Utrecht Maliebaan is a beautiful tree-lined avenue – over 60 metres wide – that was built almost 400 years ago as a sports track for a game that was also an ancestor of golf. A century ago, in the … Continue reading When you design streets for people, not for machines
Not too long ago the A2 motorway split the city of Maastricht in two. The internationally important road connection cut off the east of the city from the centre. The space where the road once was is now being redeveloped … Continue reading The A2 motorway no longer divides Maastricht
Utrecht has reconstructed yet another arterial road. The Croeselaan was a 4-lane road, leading to an area in the city that had been designed with only the private car in mind in the early 1970s. That has completely changed. Most … Continue reading From 4-lane road to linear art park
The City of Copenhagen wants to be the best cycling city in the world and calls itself “City of Cyclists”. How justified is that from a Dutch perspective? Continue reading Is Copenhagen a City of Cyclists?
A 700-metre-long stretch of a dual carriageway road lies abandoned in the town of ’s-Hertogenbosch. A long time ago this used to be the main route to Nijmegen (via Hintham). The asphalt is starting to crack but the lines and … Continue reading Has ’s-Hertogenbosch forgotten this old road?
The city of ’s-Hertogenbosch wants to have fewer cars in its city centre. To achieve that goal the city built a large car parking garage at the edge of the city, where people can transfer from their private car to … Continue reading A new parking garage in ’s-Hertogenbosch
The municipality of Houten has been awarded the honourable title of Cycling City 2018! This was announced by Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management on a cycle congress in Utrecht. Houten has won this title before, … Continue reading Houten: Cycling City of the Netherlands 2018