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All about cycling in the Netherlands

Will Utrecht ban cycling in some city centre streets?

Utrecht postpones the plan to make cycling illegal on some streets running directly past the pedestrianised area. The object of this ban is to create more safe space for walking. … Continue reading

21 November 2017 · 8 Comments

Home-side bicycle parking

“Where do people in the Netherlands park their bicycles at home?” asked one of the participants of the congress in Barcelona* that I visited last week. My answer was visually … Continue reading

31 October 2017 · 2 Comments

Utrecht, Cycle Street Cremerstraat before and after

Utrecht continues to improve its cycling network. Just two weeks ago another new route for uninterrupted cycling was opened as an alternative to an existing cycle route alongside a busy … Continue reading

10 October 2017 · 10 Comments

Cycling onto the Dafne Schippersbrug

It is exactly 6 months in use today; the cycle bridge atop a school. For the bridge, as well as the woman it was named after, those 6 months have … Continue reading

3 October 2017 · 7 Comments

Why are we still waiting?

When you want to see a lot of people cycling at the same time, it’s always good to go to one of Utrecht’s conflict points. This time I went back … Continue reading

19 September 2017 · 4 Comments

Future Fast Cycle Route Utrecht – Amersfoort

The F28 Fast Cycle Route from Utrecht to Amersfoort is currently under investigation. In today’s post, I will show you what the possible route looks like now. That’s right, I … Continue reading

12 September 2017 · 12 Comments

The biggest bicycle parking garage in the world

Utrecht has opened –what will become– the largest bicycle parking facility in the world. The first 6,000 spaces can be used now, another 1,500 will become available by the end … Continue reading

15 August 2017 · 19 Comments

An ingenious cycle detour in Utrecht

A surreal cycle detour, in the depths of the largest shopping mall of the Netherlands, through the underground warehouse area that is normally closed to the public. The city of … Continue reading

18 July 2017 · 2 Comments

Utrecht’s transport policies explained

Utrecht is getting more and more international attention as a city where interesting things with respect to urban transportation are taking place. I have already written a lot of posts … Continue reading

27 June 2017 · 7 Comments

The busiest cycleway in the Netherlands

The guided tour season is at its peak right now. With Velo-City 2017 rapidly approaching the first groups are already arriving in the country. The associate professor from Platteville-Wisconsin, whose … Continue reading

6 June 2017 · 8 Comments

The Freedom of Cycling

This week I have guided two cycle tours in and around Utrecht. One group with policy makers and politicians from Bavaria and one with students from the university of Platteville-Wisconsin. … Continue reading

30 May 2017 · 7 Comments

Flo, your guide to the green light

An extra cherry on an already delicious cake. That is possibly how you could best describe Flo; a new system in the Netherlands that informs people whether they can catch … Continue reading

23 May 2017 · 11 Comments

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