Saturday, March 22, 2014

Cycling in Nijmegen by Bicycle Dutch

Bicycle Dutch is a blog by Mark Wagenbuur about cycling in the Netherlands. Some of his many blogposts are about Nijmegen. I list them here so you'll get an impression of cycling in Nijmegen. When you get here for the International Cargo Bike Festival you might want to cycle some of the cycle paths yourself.

The most recent blogpost about Nijmegen is about 'The Little Green One', a new cycle bridge right across the river Waal from where the International Cargo Bike Festival takes place.

On Sunday 24th of November 2013 we celebrated the opening of the new bridge 'De Oversteek' (The Crossing) with a Car Free Sunday in remembrance of the car free sunday 40 years ago in 1973-1974, because of the oil crisis. The International Cargo Bike Festival takes place under the arches of De Oversteek.

On the 15th of May 2014 it will be 10 years ago that the cycle path 'De Snelbinder' was constructed. This 750 metric tons weighting cycle path was attached to the existing railroad bridge.

Bicycle Dutch recorded the opening of the new fast cycle route from Nijmegen to Beuningen on 7 April 2013, which also runs along De Vasim, togeher with last years Cargo Bike Festival

Two older blogposts from 2009 show some general impressions about cycling in Nijmegen and some more 'hilly' routes, 'the Dutch mountains', near Nijmegen.

See you in Nijmegen!

And ofcourse BicycleDutch posted a blog about the International Cargo Bike Festival 2014 !

The blogpost of 29 May 2014 about the new bridge 'The Crossing' shows that not all the cycling infrastructure is that great. At least the Dutch think it is not that great, because we don't consider staircases with a gutter for bicycles really a proper and bikefriendly solution.

Also check the comments at the different blogposts because they add great information.