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Riding from Lake “Iron Man” to ʼs-Hertogenbosch

16 July, 2019 - 23:00
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 →
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Traffic flows when people interact in a human way

9 July, 2019 - 23:00
I posted a one minute video of an Amsterdam intersection which got a lot of attention on Twitter two months ago. That minute shows many different types of bicycles and … Continue reading →
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How cycle friendly is Dublin?

2 July, 2019 - 23:00
I couldn’t remember when I last felt afraid on my bicycle. Not just anxious, but genuinely fearing for my life. I do now, after I cycled in Dublin last week. … Continue reading →
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Summertime recreational cycling

25 June, 2019 - 23:00
It’s Summer and for most countries that means there is more cycling than in winter. Is that also the case for the Netherlands? One investigation shows that the total number … Continue reading →
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Utrecht’s Disappearing Roadways

20 June, 2019 - 14:10
Streetfilms, created by Clarence Eckerson jr. from New York City, are always a pleasure to watch. For his 960th video, Clarence interviewed yours truly about the huge transformation Utrecht is … Continue reading →
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“Cargo bikes are booming”

18 June, 2019 - 23:00
The director of the International Cargo Bike Festival, which was celebrated last weekend in the city of Groningen in the far north of the Netherlands, thinks “the tide is definitely … Continue reading →
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How hard is it to cross the cycle path?

11 June, 2019 - 23:00
Some people express concerns about pedestrians, when they see my videos of the very busy cycleways in the Netherlands. They feel it must be very hard to cross there and … Continue reading →
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Removing a barrier to cycling in North-Holland

4 June, 2019 - 23:00
When the town of Heerhugowaard expanded beyond a main road, its new residents were faced with a barrier for cycling. It proved possible, however, to build a beautifully curved cycle … Continue reading →
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Cycling increased again in Utrecht

28 May, 2019 - 23:00
The people of Utrecht are very satisfied with cycling in their city and they continue to cycle more every year. Cycling increased with five percent last year, while the number … Continue reading →
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What’s worse, Dutch winds or hills?

21 May, 2019 - 23:00
The debate is still ongoing about what is more annoying: Dutch head winds or hills. I’m not sure yet either, but I do know now what is worst: riding uphill … Continue reading →
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Open Dutch Penny-Farthing Championships

14 May, 2019 - 23:00
A record number of people on high-wheelers gathered last weekend in Zaltbommel in the Netherlands. People from 10 different countries had travelled to this town to attend the first Open … Continue reading →
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A spectacular bridge for walking and cycling in Venlo

7 May, 2019 - 23:00
What used to be the city’s river port is now a redeveloped area with a park, shops and apartments. A – what the newspapers called – spectacular bridge was built … Continue reading →
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Cycling to the hospital (Utrecht)

30 April, 2019 - 23:00
Another “real ride” in this week’s post; this time filmed in Utrecht, where I rode from my work place to the city’s largest hospital to visit a patient. This was … Continue reading →
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Cycling to the tulips in North-Holland

23 April, 2019 - 23:00
It’s tulip season in the Netherlands and what better way to enjoy that than by cycling past the splendid colours of the bulb flower fields. Taking in this wonderful sight … Continue reading →
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Considerable increase in road fatalities in The Netherlands

18 April, 2019 - 13:00
In 2018, 678 people lost their lives in traffic in The Netherlands. That is 10.6 % more than in 2017, the largest increase since 1989. This reported Statistics Netherlands (CBS) … Continue reading →
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From 4-lane road to linear art park

16 April, 2019 - 23:00
Utrecht has reconstructed yet another arterial road. The Croeselaan was a 4-lane road, leading to an area in the city that had been designed with only the private car in … Continue reading →
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Eindhoven’s circular fast cycle route

9 April, 2019 - 23:00
Eindhoven is creating a fast cycle route, a 32 kilometre long loop around and through the city, that is in its final stages of construction. The plans were first made … Continue reading →
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Riding Random Roundabouts

8 April, 2019 - 23:00
This is a little extra post for you. Last Friday was a lovely day so I just had to ride around a bit. I didn’t bring my camera as I … Continue reading →
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The Happy Cycle Family

2 April, 2019 - 23:00
The Dutch Cyclists’ Union (Fietsersbond) has created a Cycle Vision for 2040 with dreams, ideas and wishes for a cycle friendly society in 2040. Last February the active members discussed … Continue reading →
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