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Cars are no longer wanted in the city centre

13 April, 2021 - 23:00
The city of Eindhoven has redesigned a street in the city centre that used to be part of the inner city ring-road. Space that was previously primarily dedicated to moving cars has been re-allocated to walking, cycling and a lot …
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Snow in April

7 April, 2021 - 11:00
On the morning of April 7th, 2021, the Netherlands woke up to snow! Snow in April is not completely unusual, but it was a bit unexpected; especially after the temperatures reached 26 degrees (79F) exactly one week earlier. I didn’t …
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A cycling viaduct that isn’t really convenient

6 April, 2021 - 23:00
About once or twice a year I rent a bicycle at the station of Venlo to cycle to the village of Grubbenvorst and back again to visit my family (in-law). That is not very often and things can really change …
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Riding in the Rotterdam rain (again)

30 March, 2021 - 23:00
Almost every time images of Dutch people cycling are published in some form, someone will comment that it looks great, but then ask the question: “But what happens when it rains?” Well yes, it does rain in the Netherlands, but …
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Winter ride in the countryside

23 March, 2021 - 23:00
My posts often focus on cycling in urban areas, but it is also really pleasant to cycle in the Dutch countryside! Although cycling in the city may seem more regulated – with all the separate cycling infrastructure – the exact …
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The Rotterdam Maastunnel has been renovated

16 March, 2021 - 23:00
Exactly ten years ago, in March 2011, I visited the Maastunnel in Rotterdam to film it. The historic tunnel complex has separate tunnels for motor traffic, for cycling and for walking. Together they allow people to cross the river Nieuwe …
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Riding in the snow in ʼs-Hertogenbosch and Vught

9 March, 2021 - 23:00
Just a few weeks ago the Netherlands was covered in snow. It is almost hard to remember with all the sun and warmth we had since then, but I have the images to prove it! I’d like to look at …
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New Zwolle station bicycle parking facility

2 March, 2021 - 23:00
Zwolle can be added to the list of Dutch cities with a large and beautiful modern underground bicycle parking garage. The facility right in front of the station building was opened on 4 December 2020. It has room to park …
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Riding in the snow in Utrecht

23 February, 2021 - 23:00
During the week we had snow, early February, I was briefly in Utrecht and I managed to cycle and film two routes. One from the east to the railway station and one from the west to the railway station. Both …
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Cycling in winter weather

16 February, 2021 - 23:00
The snow is quickly melting away again after eight days of exceptional winter weather for the Netherlands. There hadn’t been this much snow and ice for over a decade. It snowed for almost 48 hours first and then the canals …
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Europe’s longest cycling bridge opened

9 February, 2021 - 23:00
The new longest cycling bridge of Europe was opened one and a half weeks ago. A representative of the province of Groningen and the mayor of the municipality of Oldambt cut the ribbon together on 1 February 2021. The mainly …
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Snow ride from Vught to ʼs-Hertogenbosch

7 February, 2021 - 23:00
A “code red” weather warning was issued Sunday 7 February 2021 because the snow storm “Darcy” hit the Netherlands that day. A code red means “stay indoors as much as possible, do not go out onto the roads unless you …
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Two intersections improved for cycling

2 February, 2021 - 23:00
Streets are never finished. Their design needs constant monitoring. Traffic flows may change over time, people’s travel habits may change and views on which is the preferred mode of transportation may change as well. When the municipality of ʼs-Hertogenbosch established …
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A ride in the snow

26 January, 2021 - 23:00
A light dusting of snow ended a very long period without snow in the Netherlands on Saturday 16 January last. It hadn’t snowed in De Bilt (which is the location of the Dutch weather bureau) since 1 February 2019. Over …
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Utrecht wants less cycling on the busiest cycleway of the Netherlands

19 January, 2021 - 23:00
Utrecht wants to reduce cycling on the main east-west corridor in the city centre aka the busiest cycleway of the Netherlands. Mainly due to a number of barriers (such as railway lines and canals) cycling in the city centre is …
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Another stage of the F50 fast cycle route finished

12 January, 2021 - 23:00
The F50 fast cycle route from Oss to Uden in the south of the Netherlands is under construction. When I cycled the route last July 2020 road works were on-going south-east of the village of Nistelrode. According to the municipal …
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The third edition of the Sustainable Safety vision

5 January, 2021 - 23:00
Sustainable Safety is one of the corner stones of the Dutch road safety policies. Its ultimate goal is to make traffic so safe that everybody can get home safely. Not only fit able-bodied people or drivers in protected vehicles, but …
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