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This listing only shows photos within a square radius of 30 kilometres of the centre of Assen.
Go to the national CycleStreets photo listings for photos beyond.

Resurfacing a cyclepath, Dutch style. This four kilometre long, four metre wide cycle path is being resurfaced. There's room for two rollers next to each other. The sign reads "Fietspad - dus niet brommen". i.e. "Cyclepath - therefore ... [more]

Resurfacing a cycle path, Dutch style. Another layer is applied to a four kilometre long four metre wide cyclepath.

Resurfacing of a cycle path. This path is 4 m wide and four kilometres long without interruption, providing part of a fast cycle route around Assen. The new surface is several inches of asphalt laid on top of proper foundations. The same ma ... [more]

While bidirectional cyclepaths in this part are normally 4 m wide, they can be much wider at junctions.

We've had a light dusting of snow here in Assen. It's -2 C. All cyclepaths have been swept and gritted and children continue to cycle to school as usual.

Heading into Glimmen near Groningen in the Netherlands. There is snow all around again, but the cycle path is clear. As I took this photo I was gaining quite rapidly on the snow plough that you see in the photo. The cycle path between Gron ... [more]

The main road, with a speed limit of 70 km/h, runs alongside this minor road which has been made into a through road only for cyclists. This is a cheap and effective way of building good cycling infrastructure. Note that while we stop at ... [more]

Entering the village of Loon (pronounced like the English word "loan") near Assen in the Netherlands. Note the 30 km/h speed limit common to most villages, and how cyclists completely avoid what would be dangerous traffic calming as they en ... [more]

Cycle path next to frozen canal (people have been skating here recently) mostly cleared of yet another layer of snow, and regular cycle traffic continuing as it always does.

Immaculate four metre wide cycle-path surface without potholes despite many freeze and thaw cycles. This is the result of a high standard of path construction and maintenance. See #20650 for an example of what is done to fix potholes whe ... [more]

Yesterday's early snowfall turned to rain and you can see that this has washed away a lot of the remaining snow and ice. It's 2 C today, which is warmer than it's been for a month. This cycle path along the canal was kept clear by snow p ... [more]

Someone returning to the suburbs from the centre of the city by bicycle. The cycle path she is on goes through an underpass to avoid the traffic lights which drivers have to stop at. It has remained usable through all the ice and snow t ... [more]

Noordelijke Velomobieltocht 2010 near Assen. Wide cycle path in the countryside, two metres of which is cleared of snow - sufficient for two velomobiles to travel next to each other.

Northern velomobile ride near Assen in the Netherlands. Note the extremely wide cycle path completely clear of ice and snow, which was falling overnight a few hours beforehand.

Northern velomobile ride near Assen in the Netherlands. Note the completely clear, ploughed and gritted cycle path despite a few cm of snow a couple of hours earlier.

Racing cyclists training in Assen in the snow next to a frozen canal. It's a good thing they can rely on getting some grip on the cycle path surface. Maybe we'll get a thaw eventually. Compare with #20221 which was taken two days later w ... [more]

A cycle and pedestrian bridge in Assen. The temperature stays stubbornly below zero and this bridge hasn't been cleared quite so well as it could have been (see other photos tagged snow for a comparison)

Snow continues to fall daily, including today. However, there great majority of cycle paths are still good to ride on and there are still plenty of cyclists in the centre of Assen, even as it goes dark enough that cyclists are reduced to a ... [more]

The snow continues to fall daily, but most of the cycle paths remain clear here in Assen.

Cyclists on cycle paths both sides of the road. The temperature remains below freezing, a little snow was falling when I took the photo, but cycle paths are clear of snow and ice and shopping trips are still by bike. Assen, Netherlands.

Still cold, but the postal delivery goes ahead by bike on cycle paths clear of snow and ice. Assen, Netherlands.

A group of children cycling together in Assen. Temperatures remain below zero, and the roads and cycle paths remain clear of ice and snow. Assen, Netherlands.

This cycle path in the countryside a few kilometres outside of Assen in the Netherlands is much more important than the road. Therefore the cycle path is clear while the road (on the left) is completely covered in snow. Video showing the pa ... [more]

A nice ride in the middle of the Dutch countryside when the temperature is -6 C and there is 12 cm of snow. The cycle paths were of course almost completely free of snow. More of the story plus video here: http://hembrow.blogspot.com/20 ... [more]

Cycle path in recreational area cleared of snow in Assen, Netherlands.

Four metre wide cycle path completely clear of snow and ice. Assen, Netherlands.

Four metre wide cycle path completely clear of ice and snow. Assen, Netherlands

Cycle path clear of snow. Assen, Netherlands

Another day, another sweeper. Leaves being removed from a 4 metre wide main cycle path in Assen

To me the cycle path already looked adequately empty of leaves. In the Netherlands cycle paths always do. All the time. However, here comes the leaf sweeper again just to make sure. 3 metre wide secondary cycle path behind a residential ... [more]

A horse being led by cyclist. Riding into the village of Loon, near Assen in the Netherlands on the wonderful smooth and wide cycle path usually used by commuters, shoppers, school run kids, skaters, cycle tourers and of course racers. T ... [more]

Brand new housing estate at Kloosterveen near Assen. This shows the excellent cycle path alongside homes. Cars are permitted to park between trees. There is a special mesh which protects the greenery. Also, even though these are smaller ter ... [more]

Here a well surfaced road for use only by tractors and bikes turns into an excellent cycle path through a new (and incomplete) housing estate - Kloosterveen. The path is four metres wide. There is now a much longer video showing this rou ... [more]

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