All about cycling in the Netherlands

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 · 17 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 · 11 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

Bicycle Parking Guidance System in Utrecht

Dynamic parking guidance systems are well-known all over the world, for cars at least. Utrecht has just started using such a system to guide people to bicycle parking facilities and … Continue reading

9 June 2015 · 17 Comments

Another new bicycle street in Utrecht

Utrecht has built quite a number of bicycle streets recently. Surprising, because Utrecht also built the very first bicycle street of the country, which was a complete disaster. So what … Continue reading

7 April 2015 · 44 Comments

Cycle Viaduct in Utrecht Overvecht

Yet again, two policy makers in the Netherlands seized the opportunity to show how much they care about people’s well-being, the environment and cycling. On Friday 7 November last, the … Continue reading

20 January 2015 · 8 Comments

Rush hour in the dark

We are past the darkest time of the year again, the days are already slowly getting longer. But it will take a long time before we notice that it really … Continue reading

6 January 2015 · 15 Comments

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