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Plenty of Potential for Cycling Routes in the Alkmaar Region

The bicycle is playing an increasingly important role for daily journeys in The Netherlands. Due to the development of faster (electric) bicycles, people are more likely to get on their bikes for commuting and school traffic with a distance of up to 20 kilometers or more. The Alkmaar region, where several spatial developments take place, responds t...
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Province of South Holland Improves Cycling Accessibility with Digital Twin

 Zuid-Holland wants to be the most accessible province by bicycle. Cyclists should be able to go to work or school quickly and safely and they should be able to cycle in a pleasant way. The province therefore ensures that there are enough good, safe cycling paths and makes it easier to switch from the car or public transport to the bicycle. Th...
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Cycling Without Borders: Zwolle-Enschede-Münster Corridor

 Cycling without borders! What has so far been attractive mainly for cycle tourists seems to become increasingly interesting for cycle commuters as well. In the German-Dutch border region of the Provincie Overijssel and Münsterland, the authorities are working together to develop a continuous cycle route connecting the cities of Zwolle, Ensche...
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The Battle for Public Space: Cycle Parking in The Hague

Co-authored by Marco Mulder and Sanne van Zundert.The battle for public space has started to emerge in many cities across the globe. Our streets have to cater for many things, from the regular post box or bin to trees and benches. Transport uses a significant part of that public space, both moving as well as parked. Even in a city like Amsterdam, c...
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Bike-to-Work in Northern Italy: Incentivizing Cycling and Reaping its Benefits

Co-authored by Matteo Jarre and Paolo Ruffino of DecisioAlmost every sport cycling enthusiast knows the quality of bicycles that are made in Italy. Far fewer people know that most of these bikes are made around Cuneo, a city of 50,000 people in Northern Italy. What's more interesting, "Cuneo means bikes"; not only because they fabricate them, but b...
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Map of Main Bottlenecks in Dutch Bicycle Network

Insight into Sustainable Travel Within MunicipalitiesBreda University of Applied Sciences, together with the IT company Argaleo, has conducted an analysis of the delays on the bicycle network in the Netherlands. In the coming years a lot of investments in infrastructure for cycling will be made to stimulate this sustainable way of transportation. T...
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Bicycle and ITS: Using Smart Cameras to Increase Bicycle Safety

Traffic safety has been an important theme in transport planning for years. Increasingly,governments from the broader European level right down to the local level have set themselves the goal to reduce the number of traffic fatalities to zero, with a willingness to invest in order to achieve it. At the same time, we see the difficulties in realizin...
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Fairtree Elevant Ventures Invests in Electric Cargo Bike Company Cargoroo

 Fairtree Elevant Ventures, a European growth equity fund based in the Netherlands, has announced its investment into Cargoroo, the Dutch electric cargo bike ride-sharing company.Cargoroo operates a fleet of electric cargo bikes in cities, available for any member of the public to book via the Cargoroo app, on a per-minute basis. The bikes are...
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A Book to Persuade: Why Not the Bicycle?

"Cycling is for fun and cyclists run red lights. It's cultural, a northern tradition." Who better to dismantle these preconceived ideas than a Dutchman living in France? In his book Pourquoi pas le vélo ("Why not the bicycle?"), recently published by Ecosociété, Stein van Oosteren discusses the bicycle as an effective tool that challenges the tradi...
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Realize a Better Flow on Cycling Paths with Cycledata’s Signum

With the Signum, Cycledata provides municipalities and provinces with qualitative real data from bicycles on cycle paths. We do this with an accuracy of more than 95%, even during peak hours and without using any algorithms.Cities can gain insight into the number of bicycles driving there, in which direction, at what speed and at what time on the c...
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Bicycle Carousel Contributes to Bicycle Use in The Hague

Written by Martijn Lelieveld, Pim van der Zwet, and Kees van Ommeren, and originally published on the Decisio website in Dutch.In the Vruchtenbuurt neighborhood in The Hague, a fully automatic bicycle storage facility has been in place since 2019: the bicycle carousel. Decisio evaluated this innovative bicycle parking facility and advised the munic...
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VeloView: A Solution for Every Bike Parking Challenge

 As bicycle use is growing, especially since the Covid-pandemic, so is the amount of bicycle parking garages and the size of them. A parking which is well known for its capacity of 12,500 places is the one at Utrecht central station, and recently Den Haag opened a parking with 8,500 places. However, with these big (multi-level) bicycle parks c...
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The Bicycle-Train Combination: A Ticket to Success

By Joeri van Mil , Jerom Marseille, Tessa Leferink and Niels van Oort Attractive, futureproof cities with the bicycle-train combination.The pressure on keeping cities liveable is an ongoing challenge. As urbanisation and population growth keep increasing, more and more houses will be realized in our urban areas. These higher densities will lead to ...
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Two-Thirds of Dutch People Live Within 15 Minutes Cycling of Train Station

 A study conducted by Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) shows 11.7 million Dutch people live within 15 minutes cycling distance of the train station. The study was conducted to gain insight into the bicycle accessibility of all municipalities in the Netherlands. This is particularly important now, because the Netherlands is facing a ...
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Reflections on the Charging Infrastructure for Light Electric Vehicles

Written by Christiaan van Nispen and Roland BergerMicro-mobility is not just hype anymore. It is growing into a realistic and major promise. This is what consultancy Roland Berger concludes in its recent study Mobilizing Micro-mobility. Now it's time for the cities and providers to create conditions and business models to live up to the promise of ...
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More Insight into Bicycle Use with Atlas ‘Cyclable Utrecht’

How accessible are schools in the province of Utrecht by bicycle? And where would a bicycle tunnel be most effective? Questions that can be answered by the Atlas 'Cyclable Utrecht' dashboard, available as of now. Atlas is a digital environment with public data combined with bicycle accessibility analyses. With Atlas, the use of bicycles can be moni...
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Digital Twin Dashboard Provides Insight into Social Tasks of The Hague

The Municipality of The Hague is developing a Living Lab on the coast of Scheveningen to test new technological solutions for social, economic and societal challenges. One of these technological solutions is an online Digital Twin dashboard where (live) data is visualised and can be analysed. As a first step, pedestrian and bicycle data is being ex...
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Gendered Urban Acupuncture: How to Promote Cycling for Women in a World Designed for Men

Cities for Women by WomenA few months ago, I stumbled upon an interesting BBC article written by Stephanie Hegarty called "What would a city designed by women be like?". The writer openly tackled an important feminist issue especially when she said: "Cities are supposed to be built for all of us, but they aren't built by all of us. Every city in th...
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Dutch Design Enables Beijing’s Active Travel Transition

The Strategy: Transitioning to a Sustainable Transport NetworkThe City of Beijing has a clear vision: to accelerate and guide the mobility transition by integrating transport and urban planning. Central to shaping the city's mobility system of tomorrow is a focus on the development of safe pedestrian and cycling friendly city to encourage sustainab...
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Better Flow of Cyclists May Save Hundreds of Millions of Euros

We see the bicycle as the mode of transport that fits perfectly within a physically and economically healthy city. The actual social costs and benefits of cycling are not always included in investment choices. Together with Movares, we calculated that a good flow of cyclists can save millions of Euros!Robust cycling structuresWe want to develop sol...
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