La Vuelta a España, one of the three major international cycling races, has returned to Spain. But the three opening stages of this Spanish race took place in the Netherlands last week. The Dutch turned the ‘Gran Salida’ into one … Continue reading The Vuelta 2022 in Utrecht and ʼs-Hertogenbosch
While I try to keep a promise as much as possible. Sometimes things turn out unexpectedly. I told you that I would warn in advance about my upcoming open heart surgery. Well… when you read this that has already taken … Continue reading Ride from Rhijnauwen to Utrecht
Why is cycling banned in this street in Utrecht? This simple question on Twitter by Jere M. was reason for this blog post. The short answer was given by Jere himself: because there is a parallel cycle street, but he … Continue reading Why is cycling not allowed on this Utrecht street?
In this week’s post you can ride along with me in Utrecht. I used my Utrecht bicycle, which is parked in the world’s largest bicycle parking at the station, to cycle to the north of the city. I made this … Continue reading Ride in Utrecht
There is no normal post this week. I only have my traditional festive video for the holiday season to show you. This year’s holiday season is weird, just like this whole year was weird. In the Netherlands we had a … Continue reading Happy Holidays
Cutting a ribbon is not unusual, but doing that with a huge pair of scissors is. Lot van Hooijdonk, the executive council member for sustainable mobility of the city of Utrecht, did have to focus, but she managed to skilfully … Continue reading Why did Utrecht open yet another giant underground bicycle parking garage?
The city of Utrecht is known for its exceptional cycling infrastructure, but even in Utrecht things aren’t all perfect. The city has to deal with a legacy of old infrastructure too. Infrastructure that was maybe fine at the time it … Continue reading An outdated cycling bridge in Utrecht
In this week’s ‘ride video’ I will show how some of the students studying at Utrecht University can cycle home from the campus to one of the bigger student housing areas of the city. Strangely enough student housing was not … Continue reading How some students can ride home in Utrecht
It’s hard to keep up with all the recent infrastructural changes in Utrecht. The changes are also increasingly harder to explain to a foreign audience. One of the latest street re-designs involves the removal of protected cycleways from a shopping … Continue reading When does a street no longer require protected cycleways?
Utrecht has redesigned yet another public space in its city centre to make it much more attractive for walking and cycling. Almost all of the streets on the east side of the canal ring surrounding the historic city centre had … Continue reading Less and less space for cars in the Utrecht city centre
That riding between towns and cities in the Netherlands can be just as safe and convenient as riding in the built-up areas becomes apparent from this week’s video. Last year I showed you how the station area of Bilthoven was … Continue reading Ride from Bilthoven to Utrecht
Utrecht opened the world’s longest rainbow cycle path, just in time for international Pride month. The well over 570 metres long rainbow path runs right through the heart of the university campus as a positive symbol for diversity and inclusion. … Continue reading The world’s longest rainbow cycle path is in Utrecht