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Cyclists to blame for danger on cycle paths

Published on 13 January 2016 by Hilary Staples

Overcrowded cycle paths and an increase in serious injuries among cyclists have raised concerns about the safety on Dutch cycle paths, especially in major cities. Who is to blame?


Stap Op - a classic Dutch card game

Published on 23 December 2015 by Hilary Staples

Cycle 100 km to the woods, heath, sea and lakes. Hinder your opponents with flat tyres, head winds and other inconveniences. Stap Op is a classic Dutch card game about cycling.


Amsterdam has slowest cyclists

Published on 18 November 2015 by Hilary Staples

Cyclists in Amsterdam ride slower than in other cities. The three busiest cycle paths are not in Amsterdam, but in Utrecht. The Dutch cycle faster when it rains. These are some of the results of a recent large-scale investigation into cycling behaviour in Holland.


Light Companion - a green wave for cyclists

Published on 5 November 2015 by Hilary Staples

Utrecht has tested a new interactive green wave system for cyclists: Light Companion. This system aims to improve the flow of bikes at traffic lights. I went to the test site to see how it works.


Protest against Eurostar's new bike policy

Published on 22 October 2015 by Hilary Staples

European cycle bodies fear Eurostar's new bike policy will make cycle-rail integration more difficult and are calling for a reversal of the new policy.


Bike parking - one size fits all?

Published on 24 September 2015 by Hilary Staples

Bike parking is a hot issue in Holland. Not only is there a huge shortage of bike parking places, but the type of bikes that need to be accommodated is becoming more diverse. Do traditional one-size-fits-all bike parking facilities meet the current needs?


National Bike Counting Week

Published on 9 September 2015 by Hilary Staples

Which route do cyclists take to get from A to B? How long does it take them? And at what time are they travelling? We're about to find out during the very first National Bike Counting Week.


E-bike popular with school children

Published on 13 August 2015 by Hilary Staples

The e-bike used to be aimed at elderly cyclists and was considered 'uncool' by teenagers. Now the e-bike is growing in popularity with school children. The bike industry is happy, but is it all good news?