BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Seeking Harmony

When you follow my blog and Twitter stream and saw my recent posts, you could get the impression that we have much snow in the Netherlands and that we constantly … Continue reading

13 February 2019 · 7 Comments

Cycling in the falling snow in Utrecht

While quite some of my followers are suffering from the heat in Australia, most of you are in the northern hemisphere, like we are in the Netherlands, where it is … Continue reading

30 January 2019 · 11 Comments

The Big Commute 10-year-anniversary

Exactly 10 years ago today, I published my very first video about cycling in the Netherlands. To be more precise it was about the combination of cycling and using the … Continue reading

9 January 2019 · 11 Comments

From main road to attractive people’s space

Utrecht is reconstructing the streets directly around the historic city centre. These streets, alongside the former city wall and moat, were once supposed to become a four lane main road. … Continue reading

4 December 2018 · 5 Comments

Another reconstructed city centre street in Utrecht

Retailers in the Utrecht shopping street Oudkerkhof are very pleased with how their street was reconstructed. Some seem to think it was done at their request. But this transformation was … Continue reading

18 September 2018 · 9 Comments

Two bicycles per second

The Utrecht Central Station bicycle parking – the one that is going to be the biggest in the world – is open for about 11 months now. During the morning … Continue reading

26 June 2018 · 17 Comments

The oldest grade-separated roundabout in the Netherlands

Protected separated cycling infrastructure has been the norm in the Netherlands for quite a long time. The Utrecht “Berekuil” was the first intersection in the country with a separate level … Continue reading

12 June 2018 · 5 Comments

From traffic sewer to city park

People sitting in the grass of the Utrecht “Paardenveld” at a location that used to be an enormous intersection at the end of a motorway less than a decade ago. … Continue reading

15 May 2018 · 7 Comments

A third big bicycle parking garage for Utrecht

A third large new bicycle parking facility was opened last Thursday in Utrecht. It is also the third largest parking garage near the central railway station, with a capacity of … Continue reading

17 April 2018 · 6 Comments

Reversing a 50-year-old cycle detour

The city of Utrecht reversed a 50-year-old detour for cycling on a main route in the city centre. For all that time cycling had been diverted around the shortest motorway … Continue reading

13 February 2018 · 2 Comments

Cycling rush hours in the dark

Although it is now rapidly changing for the better, we are still in the dark season. From early November to late February the hours of daylight are so few, that … Continue reading

6 February 2018 · 34 Comments

An unexpected 55-kilometre-long evening ride

Half an hour after the railways announced it wasn’t certain the trains would go riding again after the storm last Thursday and that it would be wise to seek alternative … Continue reading

23 January 2018 · 21 Comments
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