Category Archives: Other Places

Dutch roundabouts

Cyclists can just sail over Dutch roundabouts: they have right of way over cars (but must give way to other cyclists).  This is great for cyclists and it means that drivers must be aware of cyclists’ movements.  Cyclists need to … Continue reading

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Important changes to bikes on Transpennine Express trains

Bad news for those of us who take our bikes on trains.  On 20 May Transpennine Express introduced a new policy of obliging passengers to make a reservation for their bikes at least 24 hours in advance. More details on … Continue reading

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How to make a road cycle-friendly

This photo comes from the Netherlands (of course). It’s at the entrance to a village on a road that leads to a town within cycling distance. Loads of schoolchildren use it to get to school. Motorists also use it, but … Continue reading

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“Do you subscribe to ‘Toothbrush Times’?”

A great quote from “Bike Boom” by Carlton Reid (published 2017 by Island Press): In the Netherlands cycling is so normal as to be almost unworthy of study. “Cycling is just something you do,” a Dutch traffic engineer told a … Continue reading

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Street cleaning by tricycle

In Lille the street cleaners travel around by tricycle.

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Cycle parking that makes its point

Spotted in Leeds city centre today:

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A railway bridge

It’s really not fair to compare Dutch cycle infrastructure to British (shooting fish in a barrel springs to mind), but look at this for a railway bridge . . .

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