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A new cycling viaduct over an also new turbo-roundabout

4 January, 2022 - 23:00
A band on a bike rode up and down the new bicycle viaducts over the also new turbo-roundabout between Vught and ʼs-Hertogenbosch on Monday morning 20 December last. The second bridge had opened the Friday before, while the first one …
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Happy Holidays

21 December, 2021 - 23:00
There is no normal post this week. I only have my traditional festive video for the holiday season to show you. This year’s holiday season is weird, just like this whole year was weird. In the Netherlands we had a …
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A compilation of my 2021 posts and videos

14 December, 2021 - 23:00
It is time again for the traditional review video. I finally feel I can say “traditional” because this is my seventh end-of-the-year compilation video. It contains clips of all 2021 videos. This gives you the opportunity to see what you …
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The Fast Cycle Route from Apeldoorn to Deventer

7 December, 2021 - 23:00
For this week’s post I travelled to a part of the Netherlands that I don’t frequently visit (for no particular reason). The cities of Apeldoorn and Deventer, in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel respectively, were connected by a fast …
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Will this place ever be finished?

30 November, 2021 - 23:00
Utrecht finished the reconstruction of another street. It is a street connecting the historic city centre to the railway station. Finished? Well, not entirely. On one side of the street the construction of a park and some buildings has just …
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Cycling from Tilburg to Oisterwijk (again)

23 November, 2021 - 23:00
My ride for this week’s post is on a familiar route. I rode from Tilburg to Oisterwijk again, just like I did almost 10 years ago, on a route that was then already decades old. In the previous video, published …
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How did the Dutch get their cycle paths?

16 November, 2021 - 23:00
There isn't a place in the world where people cycle so much on average as in The Netherlands. That is largely because the Dutch have excellent cycling infrastructure. But how did they get this exceptional cycling infrastructure, and why?
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A ride to enjoy the autumn colours

9 November, 2021 - 23:00
Although it feels a bit later this this year, the leaves are turning now. What better way to see the beautiful autumn colours than going for a cycle tour on a wonderful sunny Sunday afternoon? When you want to cycle …
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A public transport hub in the forest; station Driebergen-Zeist

2 November, 2021 - 23:00
It is considered a station of the future, the completely reconstructed railway station of Driebergen-Zeist (near Utrecht). The station has become even better suited to safely cycle to, park your bicycle and take the train. A level railway crossing was …
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Two fast north-south cycling routes to pass Roermond

26 October, 2021 - 23:00
Roermond, a city in the south of the Netherlands, had to find a route to traverse the city as part of an over 50 kilometre long fast cycling route that is under development in the province of Limburg. In February …
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Why did Utrecht open yet another giant underground bicycle parking garage?

19 October, 2021 - 23:00
Cutting a ribbon is not unusual, but doing that with a huge pair of scissors is. Lot van Hooijdonk, the executive council member for sustainable mobility of the city of Utrecht, did have to focus, but she managed to skilfully …
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A ‘social cycling tour’ in ʼs-Hertogenbosch

12 October, 2021 - 23:00
Last Friday, a few dozen people cycled along in a “social cycling tour” organised by the city of ʼs-Hertogenbosch. They visited a number of places, organisations and initiatives that help people to connect and interact socially with each other. The …
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Ride from Huis ter Heide to station Driebergen-Zeist (Province of Utrecht)

5 October, 2021 - 23:00
This week’s ride takes us from one blog post location to another. Starting just south of Soesterberg Air Base, featured in last week’s post, on the provincial road N238 in the province of Utrecht. Officially that is in a town …
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From air base runway to cycle path

28 September, 2021 - 23:00
Whenever I show a cycle route on a former railway line there are always people who bemoan that lost railway. In this case that may be different: Soesterberg has a cycle route on an old air base runway. The entire …
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