When it gets too busy at the intersection

BicycleDutch - 22 September, 2020 - 23:00
Utrecht has a bit more work to do around the canal ring which was festively opened earlier in September. Now that the number of Corona cases went down for a while* more people cycled to work, making the cycleways in the city centre busier again. Most notably on the busiest cycleway in the country; the … … Continue reading →
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Living without engines and car free day in the Netherlands

A View from the Cycle Path - 22 September, 2020 - 15:22
A photo from today's "commute", a round-triprider which brings me back home to work. The last time that I travelled in any kind of motorized vehicle was in February 2019 when I took a lift with a friend to help him with an event. The last time I travelled with a motorized vehicle for my own benefit was in August 2018, driving the car that we owned but never much used to be recycled.It's "car freeDavid Hembrow
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An endless search for quick fixes results instead in repeated failures

A View from the Cycle Path - 16 September, 2020 - 19:25
The Netherlands in April during the "intelligent lockdown"which was actually no lockdown at all.A new record was set in the Netherlands today. 1560 new cases of Covid-19 were reported today - the highest level of new infections that we've ever had in one day. This is a higher rate of infection by some margin than any day during March and April during the first wave of the disease. The second waveDavid Hembrow
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Utrecht corrects a historic urban design mistake

BicycleDutch - 15 September, 2020 - 23:00
Last Saturday Utrecht’s restored canal ring was officially opened. Unannounced and early in the morning the crew of the replica Roman ship “Per Mare ad Laurium” (some even dressed in … Continue reading →
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Cycling around the restored Utrecht moat

BicycleDutch - 8 September, 2020 - 23:00
The restored Utrecht city moat will be officially opened this Saturday. Unfortunately with little fanfare due to the Corona crisis, but this historic event – the removal of the city … Continue reading →
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A huge new cycle viaduct in The Hague

BicycleDutch - 1 September, 2020 - 23:00
Another impressive piece of exceptional cycling infrastructure was opened in The Hague. A new 335 metre long cycle bridge connects the city centre with the suburb Ypenburg south-east of the … Continue reading →
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A new roundabout to replace a T-junction

BicycleDutch - 25 August, 2020 - 23:00
Another new roundabout was opened in the municipality of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. This roundabout is located outside the built-up area close to ʼs-Hertogenbosch proper and business park De Vutter in the former … Continue reading →
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Sustainable Urban Mobility – Online Course

BicycleDutch - 23 August, 2020 - 23:00
Professor Dr Robin Hickman from London asked me to participate in a video for an upcoming online course on Sustainable Urban Mobility. Professor Hickman is the director of the Bartlett … Continue reading →
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Ride in Utrecht

BicycleDutch - 18 August, 2020 - 23:00
For another shorter holiday post I filmed a ride in Utrecht again. By mid-June the local radio and television channel RTV Utrecht reported that the traffic volumes were almost back … Continue reading →
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Roundabout safety for cyclists and why Cambridge's new 'Dutch' roundabout is not what it should have been

A View from the Cycle Path - 13 August, 2020 - 17:41
Cambridge in the UK recently opened a "Dutch style" roundabout to replace another roundabout which had a poor safety record for cyclists in the city. People keep pointing this out to me. I think it's perhaps time for a response.The design chosen is that which I have consistently recommended against. Why do I recommend against it ? Because it has a poor safety record here in the Netherlands. It David Hembrow
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Cycle lanes in the Netherlands

BicycleDutch - 11 August, 2020 - 23:00
Cycle lanes are a bit special in the Dutch traffic system. On-street cycle lanes do exist in many streets but under the current Dutch traffic safety policies they almost shouldn’t. … Continue reading →
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Recreational evening ride

BicycleDutch - 4 August, 2020 - 23:00
While I am enjoying my summer holidays I prepared a ride for you. This way you could virtually enjoy a summer ride in the Dutch countryside as well. This was … Continue reading →
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Cycleway maintenance and repairs

BicycleDutch - 28 July, 2020 - 23:00
Six years ago I explained in a post that doing maintenance comes quite natural to the Dutch. As a people we like things neat and tidy. Dutch even has different … Continue reading →
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Road fatalities declined in the Netherlands, but less for cycling

BicycleDutch - 28 July, 2020 - 14:15
In the last two decades the number of road fatalities in the Netherlands decreased by 60% for motorists. For people cycling the fatality rate decreased far less, by 11%. But … Continue reading →
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A cycle ride on the F50 under construction

BicycleDutch - 21 July, 2020 - 23:00
Construction is ongoing right now to build a part of the F50. This will eventually be a fast north-south cycle route in the province of North-Brabant from Oss to Uden … Continue reading →
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A gas leak on the busiest cycleway in the Netherlands

BicycleDutch - 14 July, 2020 - 23:00
Imagine the busiest main thoroughfare in your city closed to all traffic for well over 7 hours, including the evening rush hour; would that lead to chaos? This is exactly … Continue reading →
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Improvements to the cycle route Oirschot – Boxtel

BicycleDutch - 7 July, 2020 - 23:00
When I wrote about the cycle route from Oirschot to Boxtel, two years ago, I was very critical about the state of maintenance especially of the Boxtel part. Tree roots … Continue reading →
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A huge new bicycle parking garage in The Hague

BicycleDutch - 1 July, 2020 - 11:00
The city of The Hague quietly opened the second largest bicycle parking facility in the Netherlands earlier today together with the Dutch Railways. The garage, at the city’s Central Station, … Continue reading →
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Post Postponed

BicycleDutch - 30 June, 2020 - 23:00
You were expecting a new post and I will publish one today, but only after the embargo on my images in it ends and that is at noon, 12:00 PM … Continue reading →
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A wooden cycle bridge in Oirschot

BicycleDutch - 23 June, 2020 - 23:00
With the trains still restricted to essential travel only, I am forced to find topics for my blog within cycling distance. As luck would have it, an impressive new wooden … Continue reading →
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