Cyclist association Fietsersbond sees very little merit in banning the use of smartphones while cycling. Such a ban is unenforceable and instead of creating this senseless law, the government would do better to make a mobility mode mandatory on all smartphones, Saskia Kluit, director of the Fietsersbond, said to newspaper AD.
Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure is working on a law that will ban the use of a smartphone while cycling. That means no more texting or calling from your bike, a spokesperson for the Ministry confirmed to newspaper AD on Monday.
Air quality in the Netherlands does not meet European standards. A number of places in the country has more nitrogen dioxide in the air than the maximum permitted annual average of 40 micrograms per cubic meter, according to a report Milieudefensie is handing to Amsterdam alderman Abdeluheb Choho on Wednesday
The Netherlands is the largest bicycle exporter in Europe, accounting for about a quarter of all bicycle exports in the EU. Germany comes in a close second, with other countries falling further behind, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.
The Netherlands is the most unsafe place in Europe for cyclists. Over the past years a quarter of people killed in traffic accidents in the country were cyclists. The worldwide average is 8 percent, according to accident figures the European Commission published.
Cycling is becoming increasingly popular in the Netherlands. The number of bicycle kilometers traveled by inhabitant was 1,018 kilometers last year, compared to 865 kilometers around the turn of the century. Electric bike sales was good for a turnover of more than 414 million euros in 2014.
GroenLinks wants to give each high school student in Rotterdam a free bicycle. This is one of 25 measures the party has in its "Bicycle Strategy for Rotterdam", with which GroenLinks wants to make the city the bicycle capital of the Netherlands.
According to the Fietsersbond (Cyclists association), municipalities are committing theft by too rigorously removing bicycles from cities and stations.
Amsterdam is sending 1,400 abandoned bicycles from the bike depot in the western harbor area to the refugee camp Al Za'atari in Jordan.
Two 14-year-old boys were injured in a collision with a car behind a sport center on the Dobbeleane in Sint Nicolaasga, in the province of Friesland, Hart van Nederland reports.
Cycling is seen as typically Dutch, despite Katie Melua's song year ago: There are 9 million bikes in Peking. Alejandra Ferrari wants that to change.
Utrecht will have soon the greatest bicycle storage in the world with room for 12,500 bicycles. That the city government has decided says RTV Utrecht. The final design is an elaboration of the urban plan and the preliminary design of Station Square East (Stationsplein Oost).
The mega storage will be situated below an elevated station on the city side of Utrecht CS. Station Square East will also have a futuristic roof.
Two businessmen from the Netherlands decided to covert old, discarded bicycles into stylish furniture and other useful products.