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Photo listing : general sign/notices (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.

Another village with a 30 km/h speed limit. I've yet to find an exception, so I think all villages must now have this speed limit in the Netherlands.

The surface on this cycle / pedestrian bridge is being repaired. As a result, at the moment there are a few bare panels which can be slippery when wet. The sign reads "slippery bridge surface" The cycle path over the bridge is 4 m wide, ... [more]

Christmas trees banned until the 6th of December. Let Sinterklaas have some space first before the imported tradition:

Cycle path leaving the village of Oosterstreek. This is the end of the 30 km/h speed limit (18 mph) normal for villages and the start of the 60 km/h limit between villages (35 mph). In both the 30 and 60 km/h speed limit zones there i ... [more]

Entering the village of Noordwolde on a minor road. This is where I cycled to in order to take part in an international basket-making event. The (permanent) sign reads "Welcome to the basket-making village of the Netherlands, Noordwolde". ... [more]

Translation "Take care! Pedestrians on the cyclepath" A very unusual sign showing that this cycle path is expected to be used by pedestrians as well. Shared use is NEVER normally used in the Netherlands. However, in this case this is nex ... [more]

"Tegelijk groen" indicates that cyclists have their own green phase at these traffic lights and that they're allowed to travel in any direction on a green - including diagonal, which is demonstrated in the video. Its is less obvious that ... [more]

"Blij dat ik fiets" - "Happy that I cycle" Sticker for the rear mudguard given out by Fietsersbond - the Dutch cycle campaigning organisation. Smiling while cycling is normal here.

On one of the routes to a school in Assen there are several road signs drawn by children. This is my favourite: "Fiets Liever" or "Prefer Bikes". I assume the idea of this is to remind drivers that children will be on their bikes around ... [more]

Due to extensive road works, some roads in Assen can't currently be driven down. This style of temporary road sign shows which. However, despite the inconvenience to drivers, it has been ensured that cyclists can continue to use those route ... [more]

"Slecht Wegdek" means "bad surface". It really is a bad surface. I wouldn't want to drive a car over it. Of course, we don't have to worry about this if we're on a bike. Watch the video to see how much better you're treated on a bike. ... [more]

The sign says "Countryside Area". 60 km/h is about 35 mph on this rural road. That's the highest speed limit I've known on a road which I've shared with drivers in the Netherlands, and you only share such a road where traffic volumes are ve ... [more]

The sign says "Bridge Open - Motor Off". A request for drivers not to pollute the air when a boat is entering or leaving the lock and the bridge is open for it. These signs are quite normal on the many lifting bridges in the Netherlands.

The Tegelijk Groen sign tells you that all the green cycle lights will go green at once and you can cross in any direction (even diagonally). If you watch the video you'll see how this leads directly to a newly upgraded road. Note how th ... [more]

A now rare Fietsers Oversteken sign. These old-fashioned signs sometimes appear on relatively little used roads to tell cyclists to use the cycle path on the other side of the road. It's not a huge penalty as the bike paths are perfectly go ... [more]

The routes taken daily by the four different special cycle path gritting trucks which operate in Assen. They cover 207 km of cycle path each day, keeping the whole clear of icy patchs and safe to use through the winter. This information ... [more]

Another missive from the Assen local government printed in the paper. This is all about de-icing the roads and cycle paths. The title "Assen government in action against slipperiness" A few salient points. 340 km of road and 207 km ... [more]

Little signs that say "uitgezonderd" with a picture of a bike and a bromfiets (an especially gutless class of low power motorbike) mean that these vehicles are excepted from whatever regulation is otherwise enforced by the sign. There ar ... [more]

Two "Except Cyclists" signs in one photo. I've yet to find a one-way street here which doesn't except cyclists. See also #12343 which shows three more within a few metres of this location.

Post card from the local government advertising what is being done on newly upgraded rural cyclepaths - which are branded fietsroute+. The points in the green dots: o Clearly signposted o Easy and safe crossings o Minimum of 2.5 m w ... [more]

The entirely rural 30 km/h around the village of Deurze. This zone is about 1.5 km long on mostly empty rural roads with just a few houses. The other end of the 30 km/h zone shown in #12136 "Let op, rechts heeft voorrang" is to tell peop ... [more]

This sort of minor road in a village will have a 30 km/h speed limit in the Netherlands. In this case, 1.5 km of road past just a few houses has this speed limit. The other end of the zone is shown in #12268

Sign within "pedestrianized" area showing limits on delivery vehicles. In this street they are allowed: Monday to Thursday 7:00 - 13:00 and 17:30 - 20:00. Friday 7:00 - 13:00 Saturday 7:00 - 11:00 and 17:00 - 18:00. Normally ... [more]

When there isn't a cycle path, speed limits on the roads are low. The speed limit on this rural road is 50 km/h, or around 30 mph.

You see these posts around occasionally. It reads (English first, then Dutch): This is a climate wood. These trees are at this moment busy tieing up CO2. That is desperately needed, for CO2 discharge is an important cause of climate chan ... [more]

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