The new bicycle and pedestrian bridge Amsterdam has planned over the IJ river, between Java Island and Noord, will open for ships that can't fit beneath it at request, Het Parool reports based on the municipality's plans for the Java Bridge. This means that the estimated 30 thousand cyclists who will use the bridge, will often find it with closed gates, waiting for a ship to pass.
On Wednesday Utrecht launched a "smart" system on Amsterdamsestraatweg which will help cyclists make green lights. If you cycle at a steady 18 kilometers per hour, you should hit every traffic light on green. The system, called Flo, will also tell you whether you have to speed up or slow down in order to make the next traffic light, BNR reports.
Utrecht introduced this system after a study showed that having to wait for a red light is Utrecht cyclists' biggest annoyance.
A man from Den Bosch crashed his car into a group of cyclists on Tuesday night in the Gelderland village of Hoenzadriel, north of Den Bosch. Two cyclists were rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, Omroep Brabant reports.
The accident happened on a bend on an embankment in the village. The motorist and cyclists were coming from opposite directions and it is believed that the Den Bosch man did not see the people on bicycles.
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.
Cyclists Anna van der Breggen won the first gold medal for the Netherlands at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 26-year-old triumphed in the final sprint of the leading group, only overtaking Mara Abbott in the last few hundred meters before the finish line
On Thursday Uber launched a new service in Amsterdam exclusively aimed at cyclists. Cyclists in the city can now order a taxi equipped with a bicycle rack.
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.
The Groningen city council decided to make the city center bus-free, in order to give pedestrians and cyclists more space. The asphalt will be replaced with terraces, trees and more seating in the future
Trade organization BOVAG is using mobility week to advocate for better conditions for cyclists. The organization wants more room for cyclists and a speed limit of 30 kilometers per hour everywhere where cyclists are present.
The number of fines issued for cycling without lights decreased significantly in 2014 compared to 2011. Last year 44,316 of these fines were issued, compared to 73,008 in 2011, AD reports based on figures from the Central Collection agency.
A 46-year-old man has made a statement after being apprehended as a suspect in a police investigation.
An analysis of the Foundation of Road Safety Research (SWOV) shows that Amsterdam is the most dangerous city in the Netherlands for cyclists and pedestrians compared to the three other major cities. In the period between 2000 and 2011, the number of cyclists that were seriously injured in the city increased by half.
Director Christian Prudhomme told Nos television that Utrecht will host the Tour de France 2015.