The Dutch have started cycling significantly more in the past five years and are increasingly opting for an e-bike. In 2020, an average of 254 recreational bicycle kilometers per person were covered, which is 30% more than in 2019. The ANWB is investigating how these kilometers are experienced. Anyone who ever goes on a bicycle tour can now participate in the ANWB bicycle survey. 

Members of the ANWB like to go out for a nice bike ride. And with more than 33.000 km of cycle paths, there is plenty to choose from. Cycling is healthy and fun, but it is also very busy on the trails and therefore less safe. The experiences of the cyclists can be used to improve both the experience and safety on the paths. The questionnaire can be filled in until Thursday 30 September. The results will be shared with each province this autumn. 

Previous research

In 2016, the ANWB also conducted research into the wishes and needs of recreational cyclists. More than 11.000 cyclists took part in this study at the time. The road surface, places to pause and signage were the main points for improvement. In the Randstad provinces and Zeeland, the congestion on the bicycle paths was mentioned as a fourth point for improvement, according to the ANWB.

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