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No bike helmet, therefore 225 children with head and brain damage
By wearing a bike helmet between 2005 and 2009, the brain and head injuries of 225 children in the Netherlands could have been prevented according to the SWOV (Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Verkeersveiligheid - Institute for Road Safety Research).
Coloured zone parking trial for bikes
Cyclists can “colour park” their bikes in one of the coloured parking zones of the Zwolle train station. The first responses to this are positive and if they keep being so, then coloured parking zones will be implemented more frequently.
I do not like cycling
"I don’t like cycling" is often uttered by young immigrants in Amsterdam when asked why they don’t ride. An anthropological study investigating the reasons for riding or not riding the bike in the Amsterdam New West district confirms that it is not easy to give bike riding a better image within this group.
Dutch city Enschede gets mobile bike rack from Belgium
Enschede has acquired a mobile bike parking rack to be used for events and shopping evenings.
Electric bike subsidy is successful
Subsidies apparently encourage people to buy electric bikes. About 650 employees from the Arnhem-Nijmegen area acquired an e-bike with a discount this summer. The Gent municipality subsidized the electric bike purchases made by 1200 of its citizens.
New bike light certification from next year onwards
Starting 1 October, bicycle light manufactures, bicycle manufactures and importers can submit their bicycle lights to a testing institute. The new certification should help buyers distinguish between good and bad bike lighting.
Zwolle ploughs ahead with the bike road
The municipality of Zwolle is the first one in Holland to draw up a “plan for bike roads” in the entire city so as to stimulate their structural application. Four bike roads have been made in the meantime and two more will follow shortly.
Go Pedelec! draws attention to electric bicycle technology
Electric Bikes and social cohesion; electric bikes and tourism; health and the electric bike. These are some of the themes embraced by the “Go Pedelec” EU-project. But most of the attention is devoted to the technological aspects of the electric bike, including the establishment of a network of charging stations.
Zwolle opens a hotline for dangerous bike posts and bollards.
Following Amersfoort, Zwolle has also set up a website where citizens can give their view on the usefulness and necessity of bike bollards. In Amersfoort this has already led to the removal of 90 superfluous bike bollards.
In-depth study of cycling accidents
The SWOV has started conducting research into cycling accidents. The research institute is gathering detailed information related to these accidents involving cyclists aged 50 and above.