No longer just for the boys, a growing number of women’s cycling jeans are pedal-ready and available in a variety of cuts, colors, and styles. Increased durability and protection against the elements top the list of bike-friendly features found on this new breed of denim. — Read more
Some people are afraid of a bit of rain, even in the Netherlands, and they will say they don’t cycle because of that fear for rain. To bust the myth that it always rains, Gerard Poels from Grave (near Nijmegen) started the site “It almost never rains” on which he has documented his every ride and whether it was a dry or a rainy one for six years now. The percentage of his wet rides (9.4% after 5 years) is a bit more than that average of rain of 6.5%, but still the vast majority of his rides is completely dry! — Read more.
As cycling increases in popularity, particularly in big cities, so grows the need to provide cyclists with safer routes. But what does that look like in already crowded cities? — read more
There’s a popular idea in bike advocacy and planning circles that women are “the indicator species” of a bike-friendly city. In the case of Copenhagen, which went well beyond “bike-friendly” years ago and where more women ride than men, the new indicator is kids.
This Dutch article was published in “De Morgen” at 21/10/2014:
Terwijl Antwerpen kampt met enorme wachtlijsten voor het deelfietssysteem Velo, gaat de zelfverklaarde ‘fietsstad’ Gent vanaf komend voorjaar een uitgeklede versie van het deelfietssysteem aanbieden. Daarbij moet de fiets teruggebracht worden naar het punt waar hij opgehaald werd. De gemeenteraad keurde daarvoor gisteravond een bestek goed.