Road diet with less money

For this post I didn’t have to travel to the other side of the world, to India or to the European Parliament. Just around the corner, only 70 steps from my backdoor, there is work in progress to to improve traffic safety. It is an understatement to say that municipality of Utrechtse Heuvelrug is not very known for the quality of the bicycle infrastructure. In his excellent blog Mark Treasure showed the main road connecting the villages of the municipality. Even for English standards this road is bad for cycling, we planners named it the “Axis of Evil”. Aside of this main road the residential areas show signs of the time they were build in. My neighborhood was designed in the 1960s, with the typical straight housing blocks and wide roads. Continue reading

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Traffic skills for pupils

Traffic skills for pupils

Yesterday we organised the yearly traffic test for pupils in Driebergen, my home town. Almost all 10 year old children in Driebergen take part in this voluntarily test. Passing the test is not required to take part in traffic as a cyclist, but it raises confidence with the children, and their parents. Continue reading