This modal filter sparked my interest in urban design

BicycleDutch - 5 December, 2023 - 23:00
“Was that modal filter always here?” the senior policy advisor of the city of Utrecht, Herbert Tiemens, asked me when we rode past the house I grew up in. I knew it wasn’t, and I suddenly realised that the story …
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Extra Post: This Utrecht street is finally car free

BicycleDutch - 28 November, 2023 - 23:00
In 2018, a street in the heart of Utrecht city centre was reconstructed. However, the result was slightly disappointing. This was mostly due to the fact that private cars were still allowed in this narrow street. The parked cars, in …
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WEBINAR: “Road Danger Reduction Forum: Celebrating our 30th Anniversary”. Monday 11th December 2023

Road Danger Reduction Forum - 17 November, 2023 - 17:32

         Monday 11 December 2023: 1400-1600


Baroness Jenny Jones (President RDRF) “Welcome !” 

Session 1  Harm Reduction: Enforcement

Dr Robert Davis (Chair RDRF) : “30 years of RDRF, why we were set up – and what are our achievements?

Amy Aeron-Thomas (Action Vision Zero) : “Context of harm reduction over 30 years”.

Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox  (Metropolitan Police) : “Speed reduction and tackling dangerous driving”.

Former PC Mark Hudson (MPH Collective) : “Close Passing Operations The relevance of Enforcement.”

  Cycling Mikey (3rd Party Reporting Campaigner) : “Third Party reporting”.

Sara Dowling (RoadPeace) : “The importance of Road Justice”.

Q& A      

Session 2  The Role of Active Travel 

Lucy Saunders (Healthy Streets) : “How healthy streets encourage active travel“.

Stephen Edwards  (Living Streets) : “How more people walking makes streets safer, and safer streets make more people walk”.  

Tom Bogdanowicz (London Cycling Campaign) : “How cycling makes streets safer”.

Q& A      

Session 3 Removing danger by reducing motor traffic

Brenda Puech (RDRF) :  “LTNs and other measures to reduce motor traffic”.

Roger Geffen (Low Traffic Alliance) : “Traffic reduction affects Climate Change and pollution – not just road danger”.

Dr Robert Davis (Chair RDRF)    Closing Words.

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The F28 Cycle Route Utrecht – Amersfoort under construction

BicycleDutch - 14 November, 2023 - 23:00
Some of the upgrades of major cycle routes take quite a bit of time! In 2017, I rode the proposed route of the future F28 cycle route from Utrecht to Amersfoort. At the time, it was expected that the full …
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Taking the cycling ‘Traffic Test’ of my childhood again

BicycleDutch - 31 October, 2023 - 23:00
Sometimes all your personal interests come beautifully together. If you follow me for a while, you will know that I am very fond of before and after images. I love documenting change. On top of that, I like history, and …
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Cycling to America got a lot safer!

BicycleDutch - 17 October, 2023 - 23:00
Finally, you can cycle much safer to America. It had been planned for quite a while, but when the cycle route from the Horst-Sevenum railway station to the village of America was finished in October 2022, the route became much …
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This cycle street was a complete disaster

BicycleDutch - 3 October, 2023 - 23:00
The Utrecht Burgemeester Reigerstraat was reconstructed as a bicycle street in 2022. That was part 2 of a double project Nachtegaalstraat and Burgemeester Reigerstraat. I already wrote a post about part 1. Part 2 seems at first glance to be …
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Cycling to the purple heather fields

BicycleDutch - 19 September, 2023 - 23:00
The tulip fields of the Netherlands are well-known, but apart from the blooming bulb flowers in spring, we also have blooming flower fields at the end of summer. Most years, between mid-August and mid-September (depending on how wet/sunny and warm …
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Is Oulu (Finland) a city for year-round cycling?

BicycleDutch - 5 September, 2023 - 23:00
Cycling in Oulu was great last winter. It made me curious to cycling there in summer. I expected there to be at least twice as many people cycling because I had learned that about half the people in Oulu keep …
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Cycling at the Arctic Circle (Finland)

BicycleDutch - 29 August, 2023 - 23:00
You are used to a new post and video every first and third Wednesday of the month on this blog and YouTube. Which means there is something new every other week. Today, however, is the fifth Wednesday of the month, …
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