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Photo listing : cycleways (good practice)

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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.

Junction on high capacity cycle-paths in Groningen. Lanes for different directions are separated by central reservation, which also helps pedestrians to cross the cycle-path at busy times. These cycle-paths are newer than the Google Maps ... [more]

School lunchtime.

School lunchtime.

School lunchtime.

School lunchtime.

Cycle path crossing (without priority) alongside zebra crossing.

Cycle path crossing (without priority) alongside zebra crossing.

Cycle path over bridge en route to industrial estate.

Cycle path en route to industrial estate.

4m cycle path alongside canal.

4m cycle path alongside canal.

4m cycle path alongside canal.

View NNE from mound next to canal.

View West from mound next to canal.

View SE from mound next to canal.

View South from mound next to canal.

Cycle 'road'.

A crossroad, two arms are cycle paths (one crossing the canal) and car access is prevented with bollards, the other two arms are 30kph roads.

30kph road with cycle lanes ends and continues as cycle path under bridge.

T junction of cycle path meeting another branch of 'no through route' 30kph road.

Cycle bridge over water feature.

Cyclepath alongside suburban/rural road

Underpass 'crossing' 70pkh 'no cycling' road

Underpass 'crossing' 70pkh 'no cycling' road

Underpass 'crossing' 70kph 'no cycling' road

Underpass 'crossing' 70kph 'no cycling' road

Junction on high capacity cycle-paths. The speed bumps are to slow down moped riders who are also allowed to use these paths. The central reservation helps pedestrians to cross this busy cycle-path at peak times. Google maps imagery does ... [more]

Great news! The last of the "hybrid" provision in Groningen is going away, to be replaced by proper cycle paths with more obvious distinction between the road and the cyclepath. The Northbound side of the road has already been done. The ... [more]

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

Groningerstraat in Assen. This is a street the same width as Gilbert Road in Cambridge. The layout is extremely good for cycling, and residents get to keep their on-road car parking: http://hembrow.blogspot.com/search/label/groningerstra ... [more]

Groningerstraat in Assen. This is a street the same width as Gilbert Road in Cambridge. The layout is extremely good for cycling, and residents get to keep their on-road car parking: http://hembrow.blogspot.com/search/label/groningerstra ... [more]

It's -7 C this morning, the 1st of December. Quite windy too, the the wind-chill adds considerably to how cold it feels. However, while the canal is frozen, the cycle paths are regularly gritted and salted and remain clear of ice.

A nice wide (2.5 m for single direction use) smooth cycle path in the Netherlands. Quite normal for the Netherlands, but the reason for this photo is the vegetation along the side of the path. It's trimmed very neatly so that cyclists can s ... [more]

cycling on a dedicated bike path (fietspad) through woodland

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.

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]

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]

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.

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)

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

Cycle path completely clear of snow. Assen, Netherlands.

Cycle path on the route to a supermarket in Assen, Netherlands. Completely clear of snow, but not quite to the usual four metre width of the path. There is a road parallel to this cycle path, but it's on the opposite side of that canal. ... [more]

The snow plows are only two metres wide, while the cycle path is four metres wide. Some cycle paths therefore end up only half width in the middle of the winter. Assen, Netherlands.

Assen, 21st December 2009. Last Thursday and Friday we had 30 cm of snow. The snow continued over the weekend, and it was difficult for the gritters and snow-plows on the cycle paths to keep up. However, on Monday the cycle paths are almost ... [more]

Judy trying out an ICE Trice borrowed for a customer. Nice wide and smooth cycle path, plenty of separation from the road. There's a video here: http://hembrow.blogspot.com/2009/10/judy-tries-some-trikes.html

Brand new utterly smooth cycle path

Brand new utterly smooth cycle path. Several km long. Planned in 2008. Complete in 2009.

Raised section of cycle path / access road by bus stop

Brand new utterly smooth upgraded surface

Brand new utterly smooth cycle path

Brand new utterly smooth cycle path

A one way road and a two way cycle path cross this opening bridge. The cycle path is as wide as the road. It needs to be. There are far more cyclists than drivers. To see how busy this bridge is at rush hour, see this video: http://www.y ... [more]

Sign which measures the speed of approaching vehicles and displays it. This car is travelling at 43 km/h in a 50 km/h speed limit zone. That's a little lower than average. Very few exceed 51 km/h in this location. There is an obsolete ty ... [more]

Newly installed traffic calming on a minor road. Very simple, very cheap (i.e. could surely be done in the UK), slows down and discourages drivers and causes no problems for cyclists at the same time as making the crossing position obvious. ... [more]

We're not finished yet. The sign is telling about the improvements to a cycle path in this industrial estate. It has been widened to 4 metres in order that it is up to current standards.

Generally cyclists ride on cycle paths segregated from the roads and not merely on cycle lanes on the road. However, in a location like this, which is in an industrial estate where there are likely to be only adult cyclists, a 2 metre wide ... [more]

High subjective safety ( http://hembrow.blogspot.com/2008/09/three-types-of-safety.html ) on a four metre wide segregated cycle path next to a busy commuter road near an industrial estate. Due to the bridge, the separation from traffic h ... [more]

Newly improved (the sand remains from construction) and widened surface on cycle path through industrial estate. Last year this path looked like #11800

Raised cycle crossing on entrance to city. Note the speed limit changes here from 60 km/h in the countryside to 50 km/h on this road. Cyclists have more direct routes and don't use this road.

Raised cycle crossing on entrance to city

Close up of raised cycle crossing

Raised crossing at entrance to city

After visiting the disaster of a shared space area it's always pleasant to escape to where cyclists are important again. It's also pleasant to add a photo of some confident and happy cyclists after having posted a few of cyclists under p ... [more]

Not quite perfect. There is a small patch of ice on the right here, about 50 cm wide on the four metre cycle path, which must have been missed by the gritter from this side when it turned around at the pole. It's -4 C, the canal is froz ... [more]

It's -4 C this morning, but everyone's still cycling. While the canal is solid, the cycle paths have no ice on them whatsoever as they have all been salted.

Left most is a frozen canal. Then we have a cycle path completely clear of ice, as ever, then icy grass and the drain that the children are breaking ice in. It's -4 C today. Everyone is out and about as usual.

Assen at night at -2 C. Plenty of ice on the grass and the canal is completely frozen over, but the well lit cycle paths are completely free of ice as they always are right through the winter. More photos and a video of riding in these c ... [more]

Lifting bridge for cyclists over the canal in the snow. This cyclist is riding one handed and holding an umbrella to keep the snow out of his face. The cycle paths have all been gritted, so it's quite safe to do this. More Assen cycli ... [more]

It's just dark, and of course there are still plenty of cyclists on the streets of Assen, not that any of this lot have bothered with lights. The point being that there is such a level of safety that people often don't bother with lights ... [more]

Cycle commuters going along the bicycle road in Assen on a wet morning... The bicycle road has priority for bikes. It is not allowed to park a car on the road and it does not provide a through route for cars. Cars (apart from those of ... [more]

There's no cycle path here, but there is a service road next to the main road, which gives cyclists wonderful traffic free conditions.

Secondary school students riding home from school. They will have come from a school in Assen but probably live in Beilen, about 20 km south. A 40 km round trip to school is not particularly unusual in the Netherlands. This isn't a cy ... [more]

Cycle racers going very quickly on one of the many wide, smooth and direct cycle paths in Assen, Netherlands.

Hands up those who have had the experience of being overtaken by a bus which then pulled in at a bus-stop. Well designed segregated cycle paths prevent bus-stops from causing conflict between cyclists and buses. They also prevent cyclist ... [more]

Large road junction in Assen, Netherlands. This shows clearly the width of the cycle paths (4 m - wider than road lanes), that they are well spaced from the roads and the way that crossings are direct and do not stop in the middle even when ... [more]

Assen (not the exact location).

Study Tour participants on 4 metre wide cycle path in Assen, Netherlands.

Very old and very cheap cycle facility on a road used by few cyclists where a cycle lane becomes a cycle-path momentarily and goes behind a bus-stop. This prevents cyclists using the cycle lane from being cut up by buses which overtake a ... [more]

James and Olly on four metre wide cycle path in Assen

Hybrid cycle lane in Groningen

Hybrid cycle lane in Groningen

Hybrid cycle lane in Groningen

Hybrid cycle lane in Groningen

Hybrid cycle lane in Groningen. Note that the kerb showing that the hybrid cycle lane is on-road.

Hybrid cycle lane in Groningen

Hybrid cycle lane in Groningen

Hybrid cycle lane in Groningen

Hybrid cycle lane in Groningen

Hybrid cycle lane in Groningen

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