Utrecht: Dutch Bike Capital

Utrecht is the most impor­tant pub­lic trans­port hub in the Nether­lands, but the city also counts the high­est num­ber of bike move­ments per capi­ta. 125,000 cyclists cross the his­tor­i­cal cen­tre every day on their way to work, uni­ver­si­ty or school. An impres­sive num­ber, con­sid­er­ing that the city only counts 350,000 inhab­i­tants in total. Accord­ing­ly, the city has big ambi­tions for its bike infra­struc­ture. All efforts for improve­ments of pub­lic space focus on bike mobil­i­ty. Safe­ty, com­fort and speed are the main pri­or­i­ties, aim­ing at a dou­bling of cyclist num­bers by 2030.

In order to facil­i­tate inter­modal exchange, bike park­ing options around the Cen­tral Sta­tion have been increased. The bike lane net­work is being extend­ed with new bridges, tun­nels and fast bike lanes.

On this tour, we’ll show you bike infra­struc­ture solu­tions around the sta­tion and in the old town. We’ll vis­it var­i­ous bike park­ing garages and get first-hand insights on bike traf­fic in Utrecht.


Programme: Dutch Bike Capital