The traffic department of the Royal Dutch Touring Club has made an investigation into the presence and planning of provisions for bicycle and moped riders in Dutch municipalities. The results, published in this article, relate to 538 municipalities (the response was 81%) with a total of 10.7 million inhabitants. The results are given per group of municipalities, on the basis of a classification by population. It appears that there are hardly any regional differences. Adjacent side paths for cyclists and moped riders are often found, especially in larger municipalities, and are still being designed as a new provision; however separate paths are more popular in all groups of municipalities. This is obvious from the number of existing as well as from the number of planned provisions of this kind. Bikeways are much in evidence, especially in larger towns, and are planned in many towns (for the coming five years). Special routes are found in all municipalities. There is no special preference for a certain combination of cylists, moped riders and/or pedestrians. Attention is paid to traffic control systems which can be actuated by cyclists and moped riders. Cycle parks at shopping centers and at train, underground and bus stations are available. At bus and mass transit stops the possibilities for parking a cycle or moped are very small. In 18% of the municipalities there is a scheme for cycle routes or cycle paths. /TRRL/

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    Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB

    Wassenaarseweg 220, P.O. Box 93200
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1975-6


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  • Accession Number: 00127976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1981 12:00AM