BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

The biggest bicycle parking garage in the world

Utrecht has opened –what will become– the largest bicycle parking facility in the world. The first 6,000 spaces can be used now, another 1,500 will become available by the end … Continue reading

15 August 2017 · 14 Comments

An ingenious cycle detour in Utrecht

A surreal cycle detour, in the depths of the largest shopping mall of the Netherlands, through the underground warehouse area that is normally closed to the public. The city of … Continue reading

18 July 2017 · 2 Comments

Utrecht’s transport policies explained

Utrecht is getting more and more international attention as a city where interesting things with respect to urban transportation are taking place. I have already written a lot of posts … Continue reading

27 June 2017 · 7 Comments

The busiest cycleway in the Netherlands

The guided tour season is at its peak right now. With Velo-City 2017 rapidly approaching the first groups are already arriving in the country. The associate professor from Platteville-Wisconsin, whose … Continue reading

6 June 2017 · 8 Comments

The Freedom of Cycling

This week I have guided two cycle tours in and around Utrecht. One group with policy makers and politicians from Bavaria and one with students from the university of Platteville-Wisconsin. … Continue reading

30 May 2017 · 7 Comments

Flo, your guide to the green light

An extra cherry on an already delicious cake. That is possibly how you could best describe Flo; a new system in the Netherlands that informs people whether they can catch … Continue reading

23 May 2017 · 11 Comments

The cycle path atop a school

Enabling cycling is all about removing barriers. With the opening of a major cycle bridge last week, Utrecht did just that. You can now cycle from the city centre to … Continue reading

11 April 2017 · 25 Comments

Utrecht’s traffic lights hotline

A proud tweet from the “Utrecht, we all cycle” department a little over a week ago. The city had become runner up in the Green Digital Charter Award in the … Continue reading

21 February 2017 · 8 Comments

Koekoekstraat reconstruction

Utrecht’s tiny Koekoekstraat (Cuckoo Street) is one of many places that has been transformed recently to give cycling more space. Yet another example that the city of Utrecht is serious … Continue reading

14 February 2017 · 12 Comments

A new bridge for walking and cycling in Utrecht

Utrecht can be proud of yet another fine new piece of infrastructure for walking and cycling. The “Moreelsebrug” was opened on 16 December last. The slender 295-metre-long bridge is a … Continue reading

3 January 2017 · 22 Comments

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 · 17 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

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