BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

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 · 40 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 · 13 Comments

Cycling on a rainy autumn day in Utrecht

When I showed you people continue to cycle during a short and light summer shower in ʼs-Hertogenbosch, exactly three months ago, someone on YouTube commented: “You should make one in … Continue reading

4 December 2014 · 16 Comments

Can there ever be too many people cycling?

The Dutch have been very good at making cycling the best transport option for many journeys. So good, some argue, that the downsides are now becoming apparent and even annoying. … Continue reading

20 November 2014 · 28 Comments

Car free city centre in Utrecht

In recent years we could see trials with pedestrian zones in cities around the world. The New York “Plaza’s” are very successful and spreading. Other cities are lagging behind, or … Continue reading

6 November 2014 · 10 Comments

Why are we waiting? Protest for longer green times

A little over a week ago, there was a protest for longer green times of the cycling traffic lights in Utrecht. The local chapter of the Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond) and … Continue reading

16 October 2014 · 12 Comments

Intersection redesign in Utrecht (2)

In this post a second look at a recently reconstructed intersection in Utrecht. In the first post about this reconstruction I focused on the differences between the before and after … Continue reading

25 September 2014 · 7 Comments

Utrecht straightens out a cycle route

The cycle route that forms the main entrance to the Utrecht Science Park was recently updated. The whole “Road to Science” as it is called (Weg tot de Wetenschap) had … Continue reading

11 September 2014 · 6 Comments

Intersection redesign in Utrecht (1)

See also part 2 of this blog post It is one of my most viewed videos, the video in which I explain that common Dutch intersection design would not take … Continue reading

28 August 2014 · 19 Comments

Beautiful people passing by on their bicycles

Posts in which I give you the opportunity to watch ordinary people cycling are usually very popular. They form an attractive balance to the posts about infrastructure and they show … Continue reading

14 August 2014 · 25 Comments

Cycling in the Utrecht Science Park

The Utrecht University Area (or Utrecht Science Park) lies to the east of the city of Utrecht. It measures about 2 kilometres from east to west and about 1.5 kilometres … Continue reading

31 July 2014 · 3 Comments
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