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All about cycling in the Netherlands

Reconstruction of a former main street in Utrecht

The city of Utrecht finished yet another reconstructed street. The Voorstraat used to be the main east-west route through the city centre for centuries, but ever since that route was … Continue reading

4 November 2020 · 4 Comments

How to convert a railway into a cycleway

The final part of a cycleway on a former railway line in Utrecht was opened this Summer by the alderman for traffic. Together with 30 residents, the executive councillor had … Continue reading

21 October 2020 · 7 Comments

When it gets too busy at the intersection

Billet en français Utrecht has a bit more work to do around the canal ring which was festively opened earlier in September. Now that the number of Corona cases went … Continue reading

23 September 2020 · 8 Comments

Utrecht corrects a historic urban design mistake

billet en français Last Saturday Utrecht’s restored canal ring was officially opened. Unannounced and early in the morning the crew of the replica Roman ship “Per Mare ad Laurium” (some … Continue reading

16 September 2020 · 12 Comments

Cycling around the restored Utrecht moat

billet en français The restored Utrecht city moat will be officially opened this Saturday. Unfortunately with little fanfare due to the Corona crisis, but this historic event – the removal … Continue reading

9 September 2020 · 4 Comments

Sustainable Urban Mobility – Online Course

Professor Dr Robin Hickman from London asked me to participate in a video for an upcoming online course on Sustainable Urban Mobility. Professor Hickman is the director of University College … Continue reading

24 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Ride in Utrecht

billet en français For another shorter holiday post I filmed a ride in Utrecht again. By mid-June the local radio and television channel RTV Utrecht reported that the traffic volumes … Continue reading

19 August 2020 · 3 Comments

A gas leak on the busiest cycleway in the Netherlands

billet en français Imagine the busiest main thoroughfare in your city closed to all traffic for well over 7 hours, including the evening rush hour; would that lead to chaos? … Continue reading

15 July 2020 · 5 Comments

A new cycle street in Utrecht

billet en français Finally, I was allowed to go to Utrecht again for work! It was only for one time, but I hadn’t been in my place of birth for … Continue reading

10 June 2020 · 3 Comments

Cycling during lockdown

Billet en français This would have been such a special year for the Netherlands. In 2020 we would be the centre of the world’s attention with the Eurovision Song Contest, … Continue reading

25 March 2020 · 9 Comments

Going back to the Utrecht Mariaplaats

We’re all witnessing unprecedented events around the world. I find it stunning to see how quickly our “normal” can change! Less than two weeks ago I filmed the evening rush … Continue reading

18 March 2020 · Leave a comment

Rush hour at dawn

Billet en français It’s been a while since I showed you a morning rush hour. It is always good to take a step back every now and then. I often … Continue reading

29 January 2020 · 13 Comments

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