BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

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 · 3 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 · 20 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 · 13 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 · 13 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

Main cycle route updated

“Utrecht is a city in transition” said the jury of the Cycling City election last May. It was one of the reasons why the city did not become Cycling City … Continue reading

12 July 2016 · 23 Comments

Utrecht; Cycling City of the Netherlands?

Utrecht is a rapidly growing city that is convinced the bicycle can and should play a major role in keeping the city liveable, accessible and economically strong. Reason to give … Continue reading

19 April 2016 · 20 Comments

A reconstructed cycle route in Utrecht

Think about your living room, chances are you change it completely every 15 to 20 years. Because you need a wider sofa for the expanding family, or because you rightfully … Continue reading

16 February 2016 · 9 Comments

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 · 13 Comments

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