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Traffic exam improves road safety for children

Published on 19 April 2018 by Hilary Staples

To improve road safety, all Dutch children between the age of 10 and 12 have to take a traffic exam, which consists of a theoretical and a practical part.

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Bike accidents and phone use - is there a link?

Published on 23 February 2018 by Hilary Staples

Using your phone on the bike is dangerous. Or so we've been told for many years. Now a Dutch study has found that there is no direct link between bike accidents and phone use.

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New book: Learn to cycle in Amsterdam

Published on 13 December 2017 by Hilary Staples

Cycling in a city like Amsterdam can be quite daunting at first. In her new book Xing Chen gives lots of practical information, tips and advice to help cyclists navigate safely through the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam traffic.

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Do share bikes have a future? Part 3

Published on 17 November 2017 by Hilary Staples

This summer thousands of bright-coloured share bikes suddenly appeared all over Amsterdam and Rotterdam, causing a heated debate. In part 3 of the series 'Do share bikes have a future?' we ask whether Dutch cyclists actually want a share bike.

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Do share bikes have a future? Part 2

Published on 19 October 2017 by Hilary Staples

This summer thousands of bright-coloured share bikes suddenly appeared all over Amsterdam and Rotterdam, causing a heated debate. In part 2 of the series 'Do share bikes have a future?' we look at how share bikes have been received by regular bike rental companies and city councils.

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Do share bikes have a future? Part 1

Published on 8 September 2017 by Hilary Staples

This summer thousands of bright-coloured share bikes suddenly appeared all over Amsterdam and Rotterdam, causing a heated debate. In part 1 of the series 'Do share bikes have a future?' we look at what types of bike share systems there are and how they compare to regular bike rental.

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World's largest bike parking facility now open

Published on 10 August 2017 by Hilary Staples

World's largest bike parking facility under Utrecht Central Station is now open. When it is completed in 2018 there will be room for 12,500 bikes. We went to see what it's like and took some photos to share with you.

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Cycling against smog

Published on 3 July 2017 by Hilary Staples

Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde presents a bike that is not only environmentally friendly and healthy, but is also to purify the air: the Smog Free Bicycle.

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