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All about cycling in the Netherlands

The cycle path atop a school

Enabling cycling is all about removing barriers. With the opening of a major cycle bridge last week, Utrecht did just that. You can now cycle from the city centre to … Continue reading

11 April 2017 · 24 Comments

Utrecht’s traffic lights hotline

A proud tweet from the “Utrecht, we all cycle” department a little over a week ago. The city had become runner up in the Green Digital Charter Award in the … Continue reading

21 February 2017 · 8 Comments

Koekoekstraat reconstruction

Utrecht’s tiny Koekoekstraat (Cuckoo Street) is one of many places that has been transformed recently to give cycling more space. Yet another example that the city of Utrecht is serious … Continue reading

14 February 2017 · 12 Comments

A new bridge for walking and cycling in Utrecht

Utrecht can be proud of yet another fine new piece of infrastructure for walking and cycling. The “Moreelsebrug” was opened on 16 December last. The slender 295-metre-long bridge is a … Continue reading

3 January 2017 · 21 Comments

From ring road to city boulevard

Utrecht has changed part of its former city ring road. The 4-lane road has now become a 2×1 lane street which Utrecht calls a “city boulevard”. Drivers are discouraged to … Continue reading

6 December 2016 · 16 Comments

Twijnstraat transformation

Yet another street in the Utrecht city centre has been reconstructed. The narrow Twijnstraat, already a shopping street in the 13th century, was designed for motor traffic. It has been … Continue reading

22 November 2016 · 6 Comments

A cycleway that’s not as straightforward as it seems

A four kilometre long cycle path – straight as a line – with priority at all but two of the 15 intersections with motor traffic. Does that sound too good … Continue reading

1 November 2016 · 13 Comments

Utrecht reclaims ever more space for people

People were drinking champagne on the street and enjoying beautiful singing; not something you see every day. They were celebrating the opening of yet another reconstructed street in Utrecht; their … Continue reading

11 October 2016 · 21 Comments

Designing for people by erasing a car friendly past

Utrecht has reconstructed a complicated five-arm junction. While it had been designed to suit the needs of the car for decades, it has now been reconstructed to be a place … Continue reading

27 September 2016 · 13 Comments

The type of cycling I am proud to be an ambassador for

The best thing about cycling is that you have direct contact with other people. Not just eye contact, you can also talk to another road user. In Dutch rush hours … Continue reading

6 September 2016 · 15 Comments

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 · 14 Comments

Alternative cycle route in Utrecht

There are usually more routes you can take for the same journey from A to B. In the Netherlands most of those routes will be suitable for cycling. The route … Continue reading

26 July 2016 · 9 Comments

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