How to design cities

The Dutch are very practical when it comes to designing their cities.
It is a misconception that the Netherlands has great bike usage because it is flat — it is because it has great infrastructure. Cities around the world must learn from the best, starting with these three examples of thoughtful design & engineering, and integration of the various components that make a city.

Roads are the arteries of the city, and the Netherlands’ have never been healthier.

Take a look at BicycleDutch on his blog and on YouTube.

#1 — Junction design the Dutch way
by Mark Wagenbuur
The Dutch build cycle paths right on their junctions. So they must have wider streets, right? Wrong! This video shows how it is done, no extra space needed.
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#2 — Traffic lights in ‘s-Hertogenbosch
by Mark Wagenbuur
A short overview of how traffic signals work in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands).
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#3 — Junction design in the Netherlands
by Mark Wagenbuur
The Dutch design junctions in such a way that you can safely cycle or walk across them.
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