Detailed description of the bicycle policy of the municipality of Zwolle in the last decade, mainly focusing on the explanation for the high bicycle use. Bicycle routes, bicycle lanes.
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Zwolle is one of the top towns in the Netherlands when it comes to bicycle use as well as the ‘bicycle climate on the street’. This is reflected by the Fietsbalans nominations for Cycling Town of the Year in 2000 and 2002. What is the explanation? An interview with one of the main players: Willem Bosch, the face of bicycle policy in Zwolle for almost fifteen years, and Rutger Ekhart, municipal policy advisor for Traffic and Transportation. The article addresses: spatial aspects, separate networks, main cycle routes, cycle lanes and bicycle parking facilities.
Dirk Ligtermoet (Ligtermoet & Partners, Gouda) , Fietsberaad
Comparison of bicycle policy in 5 Dutch bicycle towns (Groningen, Zwolle, Veenendaal, Enschede, Amsterdam) and 5 foreign towns (Copenhagen, Munster, Freiburg, Ghent and Odense).
Report about bicycle streets; also a CROW publication. Bicycle street is a functional term here: main bicycle routes through residential streets. With a catalogue filled with photos of possible models.