Recreational and tourist traffic
There is a specific organisation in the Netherlands to promote and facilitate recreational cycling, Landelijk Fietsplatform SLF and Landelijk Fietsplatform fights for easy to reach bicycle routes (Landelijk Fietsplatform knokt voor bereikbare fietsroutes). Among other things, this platform has listed many facts about recreational cycling, which has economic relevance as well: Recreational cycling. Policy measures for this type of cycling mainly concern signposting and route determination. Well-known and widely used are the long-distance cycling routes for overnight cycling trips: Use of national cycling routes (LF routes). Specifically for daytrips many tourist regions have been implementing a junction signposting system over the past few years: Regional bicycle route networks. Digital route planners are becoming a hot item: ‘Bicycle route planners lend cycling a modern image’.
Survey of Stichting Landelijk Fietsplatform SLF with facts and figures about recreational cycling in the Netherlands.
To the beach by bicycle
A survey of bicycle use and promotional measures at the beaches of Dishoek, Terschelling, Callantsoog and Scheveningen.
Picture of cycling in the Netherlands
Stichting Landelijk Fietsplatform , Stichting Landelijk Fietsplatform
This reports presents the facts and figures gathered from various studies and surveys and provides comments and recommendations. Recreational cycling has been defined here as using a bicycle in spare time, without sports features (racing and mountain biking).
Use of national bicycle routes (LF-routes)
All the facts about use and users of national bicycle routes - and appreciation data.