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Riding to a pet crematorium

21 September, 2021 - 23:00
In my series of ‘real rides’ this is one I had rather not taken. Last week I had to collect the ashes of our dear little cat which had been with us for over 17 years. She died unexpectedly, less …
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The finished fast cycle route Tilburg – Waalwijk

14 September, 2021 - 23:00
A colourful procession of people on city bicycles, tandems, e-bikes, cargo bikes, public transport bicycles and racing bikes opened a fast cycle route last July. Together they symbolised that the F261 fast cycle route from Tilburg to Waalwijk is there for …
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Better cycling between Vught and ʼs-Hertogenbosch

7 September, 2021 - 23:00
On the day the schools started again after the summer holidays, two aldermen of ʼs-Hertogenbosch and Vught opened a better cycling connection between their municipalities. They cut a ribbon to open a cycling viaduct over a -soon to be- turbo-roundabout …
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A ride from Mark to Zaltbommel

31 August, 2021 - 23:00
When I rode home to ʼs-Hertogenbosch from work in Utrecht unexpectedly – quite some time ago – I found that a provincial road in the province of Gelderland had been upgraded with a separate bi-directional cycleway. I did not film …
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An outdated cycling bridge in Utrecht

24 August, 2021 - 23:00
The city of Utrecht is known for its exceptional cycling infrastructure, but even in Utrecht things aren’t all perfect. The city has to deal with a legacy of old infrastructure too. Infrastructure that was maybe fine at the time it …
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How a former railroad was turned into a cycle route

17 August, 2021 - 23:00
A very pleasant cycle route was created in the early 1990s on a former railway line in the province of Noord-Brabant. That railway line had connected Lage Zwaluwe (which was in turn a gateway to the port of Rotterdam) to …
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A huge cycling bridge connecting two tiny towns

10 August, 2021 - 23:00
Cycling infrastructure is ubiquitous in the Netherlands. There isn’t a place in the country that you cannot safely reach by bicycle. That doesn’t mean the quality of the nationwide cycling network is excellent everywhere, there certainly are municipalities which could …
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Ride from Ammersoyen castle to ʼs-Hertogenbosch

3 August, 2021 - 23:00
For this week’s ride I stayed close to home but we went back in time for a couple of centuries at Ammersoyen castle in the present day town of Ammerzoden in the province of Gelderland. This archetypical medieval castle was …
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A third “Cycling Experience Enhancement” opened in Belgium

27 July, 2021 - 23:00
The gigantic wooden walls look rather intimidating when you approach them in the woods near Maasmechelen in Belgium. The cycleway between the dark trees takes you to a concrete deck between two even darker walls of almost 7 metres tall. …
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How some students can ride home in Utrecht

20 July, 2021 - 23:00
In this week’s ‘ride video’ I will show how some of the students studying at Utrecht University can cycle home from the campus to one of the bigger student housing areas of the city. Strangely enough student housing was not …
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When does a street no longer require protected cycleways?

13 July, 2021 - 23:00
It’s hard to keep up with all the recent infrastructural changes in Utrecht. The changes are also increasingly harder to explain to a foreign audience. One of the latest street re-designs involves the removal of protected cycleways from a shopping …
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Riding from Veghel to ʼs-Hertogenbosch

6 July, 2021 - 23:00
For this week’s ride I cycled to the town of Veghel, to film the ride back from the edge of that town to ʼs-Hertogenbosch. The main cycle route runs alongside a canal named Zuid-Willemsvaart. This route was opened in November …
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Less and less space for cars in the Utrecht city centre

29 June, 2021 - 23:00
Utrecht has redesigned yet another public space in its city centre to make it much more attractive for walking and cycling. Almost all of the streets on the east side of the canal ring surrounding the historic city centre had …
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Ride from Bilthoven to Utrecht

22 June, 2021 - 23:00
That riding between towns and cities in the Netherlands can be just as safe and convenient as riding in the built-up areas becomes apparent from this week’s video. Last year I showed you how the station area of Bilthoven was …
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The world’s longest rainbow cycle path is in Utrecht

15 June, 2021 - 23:00
Utrecht opened the world’s longest rainbow cycle path, just in time for international Pride month. The well over 570 metres long rainbow path runs right through the heart of the university campus as a positive symbol for diversity and inclusion. …
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Coevorden station area transformation

8 June, 2021 - 23:00
The area around the railway station in Coevorden was thoroughly upgraded. The transformation took several years and it was finished in 2020. The new tunnel under the railway and the beautiful landscaping are what stand out most in this project, …
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