Utrecht, the fourth city of the Netherlands, has a historic city centre and is also a bicycle city. Utrecht has a passion for cycling, which is why it competed to be the start of the most famous bicycle race in the world.
This theme was picked by the Dutch Cyclists' Union to highlight the financial and other benefits of cycling.
Since 2004, cycling in the Netherlands has increased by 6,5%. The main reason is the growth of the population and the number of cyclists. The use of e-bikes means people are cycling longer distances.
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The academic consultancy Transport & Mobility Leuven has carried out a study that quantifies the contribution of the cycling sector to job creation in Europe.
General brochure about bicycle use and bicycle policy in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam, Hugo de Groot Plein This busy traffic light controlled intersection was a blackspot until it was converted into a roundabout in 2007. Remarkably, a tramline crosses the roundabout through the middle. Since the redesign, the road safety has improved and the quality of the public space has improved. Commissioned by the city of Amsterdam MLAdvies made an evaluation about the functioning, the road safety and the perception of the roundabout.
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The Dutch Cycling Embassy is a public private partnership established to make the Dutch cycling expertise internationally available.
All partners of the Dutch Cycling Embassy are convinced that cycling can and must play a much larger role in (urban) transport for many good reasons; they offer their expertise, services and products to assist you in taking full advantage of the potential of cycling.
Fietsberaad is one of the founding partners of the Dutch Cycling Embassy.
The Dutch Cycling Embassy can help you:
- Find your way to information and contacts
- Organize a visit to the Netherlands
- Organize workshops etc. on bicycling
Fietsberaad is part of CROW. CROW has issued several bicycle-related publications. Click here for an overview of the publications in English.
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