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Old December 9th, 2018, 01:17 PM   #1101
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Won't it get slippery?
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Old March 31st, 2019, 08:35 PM   #1102
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Just another cycling tunnel. This time in Doetinchem.



And another one in Nijmegen



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I think it's safe to say De Ruijterkade in Amsterdam carries more people on bikes than in cars.


Works have started on the Weteringschans section of the Amsterdam 'Binnenring' cycle street project:


Redesigned Van Woustraat in Amsterdam:

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Old April 19th, 2019, 12:11 PM   #1103
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traffic safety: bicycle

2018 saw an 11% rise in traffic fatalities in the Netherlands, the highest growth since 1989 and the largest amount of fatalities since 2009.

Bicycle fatalities increased by 11% as well, from 206 in 2017 to 228 in 2018. The amount of bicycle fatalities is similar to that of 20 years ago, while other fatalities have dropped significantly since.

Bicycle fatalities are on the rise since they dipped to 162 in 2010. Especially over the last 3 years there has been a clear upward trend.

If you delve deeper into the data provided by Statistics Netherlands, you can see that the 2017-2018 increase was almost entirely in the 50-60 years old age group; +19 out of +22 bicycle fatalities. However the most vulnerable group are the elderly, cyclists over 70 years of age represent 52% of all bicycle fatalities.

The e-bike may be responsible for the increase of traffic fatalities among cyclists. Since bicycle fatalities dipped in 2010, they have most clearly increased among older cyclists, coinciding with the large-scale adoption of the e-bike. Nowadays virtually all old-age cyclists are e-bikers.

Many older cyclists are not as able to cycle, while the e-bike provides the power to get going, they are often very slow to react and of course very vulnerable in minor accidents. In most countries people over 70 don't cycle at all.

Maybe they should limit the speed on e-bikes for older people, to say 15-18 km/h instead of 25-27 km/h. It makes a world of difference, especially in tight curves or busy situations. You often see the elderly going faster than fit, young people on regular bikes.

The data: https://opendata.cbs.nl/statline/#/C...=1555668158020
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Old April 23rd, 2019, 06:53 PM   #1104
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Old June 20th, 2019, 03:43 PM   #1105
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Old July 17th, 2019, 05:55 PM   #1106
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How the Dutch organised chaos works and why when tourists participate it results in unorganised chaos:



(Unofficial) proposal for a ped/bike tunnel north of Amsterdam Central Station
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Old August 11th, 2019, 09:34 AM   #1107
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Cycling in the Netherlands

Building a bicycle viaduct over the A4 highway, The Hague:

https://www.omroepwest.nl/media/2982...Haag-aangelegd

“The A4 was closed during the night from Thursday to Friday due to the construction of a bicycle bridge over that road. An important new connecting route for cyclists will be built on the A4: the Trekvliet Route. This connects Ypenburg with the city center of The Hague. The intention is that, as a result of this, cyclists, "with as few barriers as possible, pedal to the center of The Hague more easily and safely."”

https://www.denhaag.nl/upload/14245c...%20weg%202.jpg
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Old August 19th, 2019, 08:34 PM   #1108
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A bike path with an 'offramp' in Zwolle.


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Old August 19th, 2019, 08:36 PM   #1109
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Wouldn't more electric tricycles solve part of the problems with too-fast electric bikes?
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Old August 19th, 2019, 11:31 PM   #1110
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The problem is speed, and I don't see how tricycles would solve that. Fast e-bikes are categorized the same as mopeds and have the same regulations (including riding on the road in motor traffic) anyway.
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