BICYCLE DUTCH

All about cycling in the Netherlands

Road versus tree (the tree won!)

In Vught there is an almost 100 year old beech tree that had survived World War II as a sapling. Decades later it was carefully spared when the motorway it … Continue reading

13 November 2019 · Leave a comment

Riding from Lake “Iron Man” to ʼs-Hertogenbosch

One thing the Dutch take for granted is that they can really cycle everywhere. You never need to do a reconnaissance tour before you want to cycle with your family … Continue reading

17 July 2019 · Leave a comment

Autumn Cycling

Rain, wind and bold colours. That is Autumn, well usually anyway. This year there hasn’t been much rain (the Netherlands is experiencing a severe draught) and the otherwise normal temperature … Continue reading

23 October 2018 · 7 Comments

Going for a swim

The nearest swimming pool from my home where I can do some exercise is in Vught, an easy bike ride away. I have shown the ride back in the dark … Continue reading

31 July 2018 · 8 Comments

Attention for cycling in major infrastructure works

Even in the Netherlands decision makers and planners must often be reminded that the needs for people cycling should be taken into account when major infrastructure is to be reconstructed. … Continue reading

18 August 2015 · 5 Comments

Bicycle ride in a smaller town

Back to a basic type of bicycle infrastructure. After my posts showing exceptional cycle infrastructure in Den Bosch and Naaldwijk, a failed 1990s experiment with a bicycle street, a failed … Continue reading

5 May 2015 · 37 Comments

Elderly people on a cycle tour in Vught

A large group of people cycled through the town of Vught last Friday. Accompanied by the Vught alderman for traffic, a council member and the senior traffic policy maker. Together … Continue reading

31 October 2013 · 17 Comments

Testing road surfaces in Vught

The Vught chapter of the Cyclists’ Union* organised a 20 kilometre cycle tour through the town of Vught to test and rate the quality of road surfaces of the (cycling) … Continue reading

25 July 2013 · 2 Comments

Going for a swim

Sports and I are not a great match, to put it very mildly. And it has been like that all my life. To give but one small example: I was … Continue reading

18 April 2013 · 17 Comments

Three little things

“Long Live Amsterdam” The Amsterdam based newspaper ‘Het Parool’ has a small corner for short letters. Limited to 69 words, people are encouraged to share something with the readers. This … Continue reading

1 November 2012 · 8 Comments

Ride from ’s-Hertogenbosch to Vughtse Heide

Bicycle ride from ‘s-Hertogenbosch aka Den Bosch to Vughtse Heide (Heath of Vught). A 15 minute ride shown 5 times as fast. We see all kinds of bike infrastructure but … Continue reading

10 January 2012 · Leave a comment

But we have driveways

One of the many excuses used by people who oppose protected cycling infrastructure is the ‘but we have driveways’ excuse. There are people who believe that cycling infrastructure, especially a … Continue reading

18 August 2011 · 14 Comments

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