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Riding alongside the Máxima canal

18 June, 2024 - 23:00
Last week’s extra video of my ride in New York City was overwhelming for some viewers, who told me they couldn’t watch it until the end. They commented that they found it too busy, noisy, and dirty. To counteract those …
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New York City ride and the Congestion Pricing fiasco

11 June, 2024 - 23:00
Today’s extra post features footage from my ride in New York City last April. With Clarence Eckerson as my generous guide and bicycle provider, I cycled nearly 30 kilometers through Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. In the video accompanying this post, …
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Cycling in New York City

4 June, 2024 - 23:00
For the first time in my life, I visited New York City, and I even cycled there! I had heard and read so much about New York thanks to the significant developments in active transportation, the new green cycleways, and …
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Ride from Maaskantje to ʼs-Hertogenbosch

28 May, 2024 - 23:00
This month has a fifth Wednesday, and you know what that means: I have a short extra post for you. I rode from Maaskantje to ʼs-Hertogenbosch. The tiny village of Maaskantje, which has merged with Den Dungen, may seem insignificant, …
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My hometown is planning to ban cars from the ringroad!

14 May, 2024 - 23:00
The council of my hometown ‘s-Hertogenbosch has announced the publication of a traffic plan for its city core which the local press hailed as “historic”. The upcoming plans to redesign especially the ring of streets around the historic heart and …
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Politics aside: The Universal Appeal of Carmel Indiana’s Cycling infrastructure from a Dutch perspective

30 April, 2024 - 23:00
Carmel, Indiana, probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think about people-friendly city design and top-quality cycling infrastructure. But thanks to local Cycling Ambassador Mr. American Fietser, who moved to Carmel because of its outstanding cycling …
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Walking in The Hague

16 April, 2024 - 23:00
You read that right; this week’s post is a small portrait of The Hague from the viewpoint of a pedestrian. I was on holiday recently and therefore had very little time to prepare a proper blog post for you. So, …
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A unique – stacked – tunnel in Hilversum

2 April, 2024 - 23:00
Hilversum, internationally renowned as the home of TV and radio stations in the Netherlands, isn’t exactly celebrated for its cycling infrastructure, locally. However, it now boasts something truly exceptional: the Hilversum Alexiatunnel, the nation’s first and only double-layered railway underpass, …
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Ride Tilburg to ’s-Hertogenbosch

19 March, 2024 - 23:00
This week’s video is a long ride from city hall in Tilburg to city hall in ’s-Hertogenbosch. I filmed this ride last autumn on November 17, 2023. I did not take the shortest route because that would have meant cycling …
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Cycling Safety in the Netherlands: Understanding the Challenges and Searching for Solutions

5 March, 2024 - 23:00
The release of new traffic data has shed light on both positive and more troubling aspects of travel and traffic safety in the Netherlands. Especially the increased figures for cycling fatalities show a concerning trend regarding the safety of cyclists. …
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