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 Infrastructure that was maybe fine at the time it … Continue reading An outdated cycling bridge in Utrecht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
Happy birthday Utrecht! Today the city celebrates that it was granted city rights on 2 June 1122 by Holy Roman Emperor Henry V when he visited Utrecht, exactly 899 years ago. Next year Utrecht will celebrate its 900th anniversary in … Continue reading How much did Utrecht change in a decade?
During the week we had snow, early February, I was briefly in Utrecht and I managed to cycle and film two routes. One from the east to the railway station and one from the west to the railway station. Both … Continue reading Riding in the snow in Utrecht
A light dusting of snow ended a very long period without snow in the Netherlands on Saturday 16 January last. It hadn’t snowed in De Bilt (which is the location of the Dutch weather bureau) since 1 February 2019. Over … Continue reading A ride in the snow
Utrecht wants to reduce cycling on the main east-west corridor in the city centre aka the busiest cycleway of the Netherlands. Mainly due to a number of barriers (such as railway lines and canals) cycling in the city centre is … Continue reading Utrecht wants less cycling on the busiest cycleway of the Netherlands
Utrecht opened a new cycling underpass in the canal route through the city on the rainy morning of 1 December 2020. The underpass replaces the only remaining at-grade intersection in a main cycle route next to a canal. According to … Continue reading A new cycling underpass 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 severed for cars in the 1990s, the volume of car … Continue reading Reconstruction of a former main street in Utrecht