Bicycle Rush Hour

Bicycle rush hour in Utrecht sure looks better than rush hour anywhere else in a car! Check out the video below by Mark Wagenbuur, which was recently posted over at David Hembrow’s site. The video is speed-enhanced, which may have been the reason that Treehugger stated that bicycle rush hour looks a bit frightening. I don’t find it particularly frightening; but I do find it quite appealing! Enjoy.


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  1. TimK says:

    That’s Utrecht, not Copenhagen. (All the way through the video I was wondering why I was seeing trams when I know there are none in Copenhagen; not until the end did I see the video’s title again and realize it was Utrecht.) 🙂

    1. Oh my goodness! Good catch! I’ll edit straight away. Thanks.

  2. kdt says:

    Um . . . it is cool, but it’s from Utrecht, not CPH.

  3. ga73 says:

    Even more amazing is how few cars and how many buses and trams there are in what is obviously a major thoroughfare.

  4. Melanie, Copenhagen may have a blog which is good at marketing itself as a cycling city, but it remains a long way from having a cycling rate comparable with Dutch cities. The head of the city’s own bicycle programme agrees.

  5. Mark says:

    You can easily tell the difference between Copenhagen and the Netherlands. In Copenhagen the bikes ride next to (heavy) car traffic while in the Netherlands car traffic and bikes take entirely different routes. There is no private car in sight (only taxis) so this must be the Netherlands.

    Utrecht is the 4th largest city in the Netherlands, pop. 300,000, and 18,000 bikes per day pass this particular junction next to the central Railway, Light rail and bus stations. It is where people change modes: train/bus to bike and vice versa to reach their work place.

  6. Hi All,
    Thanks for pointing out my glaring error. As a geographer, I’m rather embarrassed by the mistake!

    As David points out, there are some important distinctions between cycling in The Netherlands and cycling in Denmark. Mark, thanks for explaining how to tell the differences in cycling traffic between the two places.

  7. Charlie says:

    Amazing…Something to dream about.

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