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Accidents after substance use most often among cyclists

Accidents after substance use most often among cyclists

The share of cyclists who had used alcohol and/or drugs prior to their accident was the largest. Getting into the car under the influence of alcohol or drugs is nowadays seen as not done. On the other hand, it is very common to get drunk on…

Spectacular annual figures for bicycle sharing system Blue-bike

Spectacular annual figures for bicycle sharing system Blue-bike

In recent years, Blue-bike has invested heavily in expanding the network. Bicycle sharing system Blue-bike was able to close 2022 in style with more than 300.000 rides and more than 30.000 members. Never before has there been so much cycling. With this record year, the…

Action to keep recreational connections safe

Action to keep recreational connections safe

Recreational bicycle use has been growing for years. Cyclists are inconvenienced by the crowds and would like more safety and comfort from cycle paths and roads. The interests of recreational connections often remain underexposed in urban and area developments and major infrastructural works, despite…

What is Esther van Garderen of the cyclists' union doing along the A12?

What is Esther van Garderen of the cyclists' union doing along the A12?

This is a response to the disproportionate action of the Public Prosecution Service against Extinction Rebellion activists. Directors of civil society organizations are present during Extinction Rebellion protest on A12 to defend the right of demonstration. “To avoid any misunderstandings, we…

Gents Vleeshuis becomes a bicycle shed, Ghent should be ashamed!

Gents Vleeshuis becomes a bicycle shed, Ghent should be ashamed!

The majority has left the Vleeshuis to rot for decades. The fact that cyclists are given priority in Ghent city centre, motorists are no longer welcome and an emission zone was necessary, can only be welcomed. But the moment cultural heritage is sacrificed…

More and more young people are buying e-bikes

More and more young people are buying e-bikes

What is also striking is that young people focus less on quality aspects of an e-bike and attach more value to speed and technical innovations such as GPS tracking and smart connectivity. More and more young people are cycling to school on an e-bike, according to figures from…

Popularity fat bike calls for stricter regulations

Popularity fat bike calls for stricter regulations

They are very popular among young people, but the Fietsersbond is not very happy with them. The fat bike is gaining popularity. They ride fast, are wider than normal bikes and don't require drivers to use a helmet. Where you put the fat bike…

BikeFlip, kids grow, bikes don't

BikeFlip, kids grow, bikes don't

Who doesn't remember their first 'big' bike to take to school? Getting a new bicycle is often a special event for children that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. BikeFlip is a circular social enterprise that used…

Mobility expert Goudappel strengthens market position

Mobility expert Goudappel strengthens market position

Consultancy Goudappel recently acquired all shares of Meet4research: a market research agency, specialized in experience research in public transport and public space. Consultancy Goudappel recently acquired all shares of Meet4research: a market research agency, specialized in experience research in public transport and…

Bicycle bridge over the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal

Bicycle bridge over the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal

Further study is needed to determine exactly what the bridge will look like, when construction will start and when the bridge will be ready. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the province of Utrecht and the municipality of Stichtse Vecht have reached an agreement…

The Hague is committed to improving road safety

The Hague is committed to improving road safety

To further improve road safety in the city, the Municipal Executive has drawn up a road safety implementation program for 2023-2026. To further improve road safety in the city, the Municipal Executive has established a road safety implementation program (UVP) (link is external) 2023-2026. In…

Cargoroo strengthens leading position in Europe

Cargoroo strengthens leading position in Europe

Cargoroo, known for its yellow electric shared cargo bikes, has raised ten million euros from investors. Cargoroo, known for its yellow electric shared cargo bikes, has raised ten million euros from investors. Thanks to this new financing round, Cargoroo strengthens its leading position in the field of e-share cargo bikes…

Helmet obligation may be the end of a light moped era

Helmet obligation may be the end of a light moped era

The government sets rules to reduce the number of moped accidents. As of January 1, 2023, it is mandatory to wear a helmet throughout the Netherlands on a light moped. Riding the light moped with the wind through the…

The province of Utrecht guarantees route networks

The province of Utrecht guarantees route networks

The Routebureau Utrecht will be transferred to the province of Utrecht in its current form from 2023. As of January 1, 2023, the province of Utrecht and 26 Utrecht municipalities will renew the collaboration in the Routebureau Utrecht for management and maintenance, development and…

Cycling and walking during renovation Afsluitdijk

Cycling and walking during renovation Afsluitdijk

There should be more opportunities to make cycling and walking possible during the renovation of the Afsluitdijk. There should be more opportunities to make cycling and walking possible during the renovation of the Afsluitdijk. That's how Cycling platform, Wandelnet, cycling association...

€50 million to improve cyclist safety

€50 million to improve cyclist safety

The published SWOV study concludes that it is too ambitious to halve the number of road casualties by 2030. Minister Harbers (Infrastructure and Water Management) is setting aside €50 million for bicycle safety. Recent studies have shown that, in particular, the number of road casualties among…

Electric bicycle accidents often single

Electric bicycle accidents often single

The majority of crashes involving electric cyclists are crashes without a collision with another road user (single-vehicle). The majority of crashes involving electric cyclists are crashes without a collision with another road user (single-vehicle). Especially its own…

ILT warns 27 suppliers of fat bikes

ILT warns 27 suppliers of fat bikes

Research showed that they offer fat bikes that go faster than 25 km per hour and/or have a higher power than 250 Watt without approval. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) recently ordered 27 internet providers of fat bikes (E-bikes with thicker tyres)…

Bicycle plays a major role at climate summit COP2

Bicycle plays a major role at climate summit COP2

Many countries currently lack the knowledge and expertise to build safe and comfortable cycling infrastructure. Train and deploy XNUMX cycling experts in countries around the world. To this end, State Secretary Heijnen recently started a collaboration with various…

KiM looks back on developments in mobility

KiM looks back on developments in mobility

In this publication, the knowledge institute looks back on the developments in mobility between 2010 and 2021. The total distance traveled by the Dutch by car, public transport, plane, bicycle or on foot was slightly higher in 2021 than in 2020.…

We more often choose bicycles in the higher price segment.

We more often choose bicycles in the higher price segment.

Consumers are increasingly purchasing bicycles in the higher price segment. For example, the share of bicycles above € 2700 rose from 4 percent in 2017 to 19 percent in 2021. The latest edition of 'Mobility in Figures Tweewielers 2022-23', an annual…

Province of Utrecht happy with money for accessibility

Province of Utrecht happy with money for accessibility

The national government and the Utrecht Metropolitan Area are jointly investing more than 1,4 billion euros for the accessibility of new residential areas. The national government and the Utrecht Metropolitan Area are jointly investing more than 1,4 billion euros for the accessibility of new residential areas. The government grant is approximately 930…

Students from the Achterhoek to school faster

Students from the Achterhoek to school faster

The bicycle plays a major role in reaching new residential areas. According to the State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management Vivianne Heijnen, we are on the eve of major investments in public transport. Housing construction must be linked…

Swapfiets has been active in Amsterdam for 5 years

Swapfiets has been active in Amsterdam for 5 years

Swapfiets, founded in 2014 by three Delft students, will be introduced in Amsterdam in 2017 and the company now has more than 60.000 cycling members in the capital. Swapfiets's blue front tires have been…

State Secretary Heijnen cycles past bicycle projects

State Secretary Heijnen cycles past bicycle projects

The Utrecht region and the city will grow in the coming years. By encouraging walking and cycling and by using public transport, the region and the city remain accessible. State Secretary Vivianne Heijnen of Infrastructure and Water Management recently…

Lissewege as a cycling and walking rest point

Lissewege as a cycling and walking rest point

This picturesque place, where many cyclists and walkers pass, has been transformed into a tourist attraction along the 'white' village of Lissewege. The renovation of the left bank of the Boudewijn Canal between the Connection Dock and the Herders Bridge has been completed. The capstone of this multi-year project is…

Project should allow students to travel independently

Project should allow students to travel independently

The project offers participating students who use school transport an e-bike and thus the opportunity to cycle independently to school and from school to home. The municipality of Amersfoort reports on their website that, together with the municipalities of Bunschoten,…

Annual action 'Turn on your light' started

Annual action 'Turn on your light' started

With nearly 67%, Dutch young people are increasingly choosing to cycle with lights on. With nearly 67%, Dutch young people are increasingly choosing to cycle with lights on. For a third of young people under the age of 18 who are still without light…

Integral vision on cycling and cycling infrastructure

Integral vision on cycling and cycling infrastructure

Cyclists do not want to be hindered by administrative boundaries and policy boxes. Great gains can be made for recreational cycling and, more generally, cycling in rural areas, through more coordination and cooperation between the various policy sectors and the…

De Lijn is working hard on bicycle safety at tram tracks

De Lijn is working hard on bicycle safety at tram tracks

Tram tracks and bicycle safety is not an obvious combination. Improving bicycle safety at tram tracks is a priority for Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works Lydia Peeters and De Lijn. De Lijn has been…

Energy crisis leaves the Flemish car on the side more

Energy crisis leaves the Flemish car on the side more

Choosing the bicycle and public transport not only saves money for the Flemish people, but also offers other advantages. Two-thirds of Flemish people drive less by car as a result of rising fuel prices and…

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