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Tag Archives: watching people cycling

Dressing up for the occasion

The Dutch don’t dress up for cycling, they dress up for where they are going. That doesn’t become much clearer than when they cycle to Carnival festivities. Carnival will still … Continue reading

17 February 2015 · 9 Comments

Rush hour in the dark

We are past the darkest time of the year again, the days are already slowly getting longer. But it will take a long time before we notice that it really … Continue reading

6 January 2015 · 13 Comments

What defines Dutch cycling? (2)

When compared to other countries The Netherlands has a unique cycling ‘culture’. Three years ago I showed you some typically Dutch cycling traits. Mannerisms you certainly won’t see in countries … Continue reading

2 January 2015 · 27 Comments

Happy Holidays

Now that the darkest time of the year is here, cities have brought out pretty lights to make all that darkness a bit more bearable. Streets around the world have … Continue reading

18 December 2014 · 6 Comments

Cycling on a rainy autumn day in Utrecht

When I showed you people continue to cycle during a short and light summer shower in ʼs-Hertogenbosch, exactly three months ago, someone on YouTube commented: “You should make one in … Continue reading

4 December 2014 · 15 Comments

Can there ever be too many people cycling?

The Dutch have been very good at making cycling the best transport option for many journeys. So good, some argue, that the downsides are now becoming apparent and even annoying. … Continue reading

20 November 2014 · 27 Comments

Why cycle alone, when you can do it together?

After all the recent serious posts it is time for a light hearted look at people cycling again. What better place to look for people on their bicycles than the … Continue reading

23 October 2014 · 12 Comments

Iconic bridge for cycling and walking in Purmerend

“A high profile and iconic bridge for Purmerend, that’s what I think we’ve built and that’s what we’ve wanted to build right from the beginning.” In a video documentary, Alderman … Continue reading

2 October 2014 · 10 Comments

Cycling through the heath

Three years ago I showed you how I had cycled through the heath with all the heather in full bloom near Hilversum in North-Holland. That was also the last time … Continue reading

18 September 2014 · 3 Comments

Cycling in the rain

That was asking for trouble, when I showed you the summer was hotter than usual this year. It started to rain from that very moment and it has rained for … Continue reading

4 September 2014 · 29 Comments

Beautiful people passing by on their bicycles

Posts in which I give you the opportunity to watch ordinary people cycling are usually very popular. They form an attractive balance to the posts about infrastructure and they show … Continue reading

14 August 2014 · 25 Comments

Casual cycling in a building site

After all the recent posts on infrastructure, it is time to focus again on who that was all built for: ordinary people on their bicycles. During my lunch break I … Continue reading

17 July 2014 · 14 Comments
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