BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Rolling in the rain

Rain! We almost need to apologize when we draw attention to it nowadays, because, as you know, It Almost Never Rains! But… as will become clear from this post, it … Continue reading

2 February 2016 · 9 Comments

Main cycle routes updated in Utrecht

Utrecht has recently upgraded several main cycle routes in the city. In this post I show you the largest part of the route alongside Merwedekanaal. It is part of a … Continue reading

19 January 2016 · 28 Comments

Motorway removed to bring back the original water

It had been a motorway for over four decades, but now Utrecht has its old city-moat back! What better way to start the new year than with this new beginning … Continue reading

5 January 2016 · 12 Comments

Rush hour in the rain

Even though it doesn’t rain quite so much as some people think, we do have rainy days in The Netherlands. So what do you do if you cycle on any … Continue reading

8 December 2015 · 24 Comments

Your personal guide to catch the green light

Cycling is best when you don’t have to stop. Stopping itself is not so hard, but to get going again, that takes a lot of extra power. So people prefer … Continue reading

10 November 2015 · 14 Comments

Coeur Bike Utrecht, a cargo bike tour

Three rental cargo bikes and a group of smiling people could be seen riding through Utrecht on a beautiful autumn day not so long ago. They were on a tour … Continue reading

3 November 2015 · 8 Comments

Cycling as a key to better cities

“Cycling is one of the keys to cultivating a healthy urban living environment.” This is a line from the British magazine “The New Economy” in their article about Utrecht. The … Continue reading

6 October 2015 · 3 Comments

Reconstruction of St Mary’s Place in Utrecht

The Utrecht “St Mary’s Place” (Mariaplaats) has recently been reconstructed. Much more than before the street is now designed for people. First of all for people walking, but the design … Continue reading

22 September 2015 · 18 Comments

Cycling into the city centre

The summer is quickly coming to an end and the holidays are over. The schools and the academic year for the university have started again, people are back at work … Continue reading

8 September 2015 · 13 Comments

The redesign of the Utrecht Sint Jacobsstraat

City streets used to be designed with only the private car in mind, but that has changed (in The Netherlands at least). In many Dutch city centres the car is … Continue reading

25 August 2015 · 11 Comments

Testing a new OV-Fiets

OV-Fiets is the shared bike system of The Netherlands and it is very popular for the last kilometre of a journey from the train station to people’s end destination. Last … Continue reading

14 July 2015 · 12 Comments

Tour de France in Utrecht

It seems impossible that you missed that the Tour de France started in Utrecht this weekend. But I did miss it, at least, I couldn’t be there! I was in … Continue reading

6 July 2015 · 7 Comments
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