Cycling policies in the Netherlands has always been directed primarily at functional trips over short distances, almost always in the daily environment. In those circumstances signposting never was a hot issue. Recently a new standard has been introduced in local signposting within towns: the signposting system in the town of Groningen (Well-considered signposting for all types of cyclists (Doordachte bewegwijzering helpt alle soorten fietsers)).
A more or less separate world was and is that of recreational cycling: longer distances in a less-known or unknown environment. A multitude of regional types of signposting was a habit there. Landelijk Fietsplatform SLF lobbied for more uniform signposting of regional routes. In the past few years many tourist regions have adopted another, Belgian, system of junction signposts; see Regional bicycle route networks. In addition there are signposted long-distance routes, for overnight trips: Use of national bicycle routes. And then there are the emergent digital route planners: ‘Bicycle route planners lend cycling a modern image’.
Regional bicycle route networks
Report by SLF about advantages and disadvantages of junction signposting, with recommendations and planning checklist.
Bicycle route planners lend cycling a modern image
Ron Hendriks , Fietsverkeer
Survey of the latest developments in digital route planners for cyclists: Utrecht, Zuid-Holland, Amsterdam and some German planners.
Informative paper published by SLF about the features, advantages and disadvantages of signposting through the junction system.
Systematic signposting through Groningen
Dirk Ligtermoet , Fietsverkeer nr. 16
Systematic signposting through Groningen.Well planned signposting helps all kinds of cyclists.
Street maps for cyclists in five towns
Karin Broer , Fietsverkeer 22
What started 20 years ago as an initiative of the Amsterdam Fietsersbond has grown into a series. Dedicated street maps for cyclists. To find the best routes, but also suitable for promotion purposes.