Beauty vs Function
17 hours ago
|My mother helping me to demonstrate|
the Assen-Rolde Fietsroute+
|The cycle-paths on this route are all|
wide and smooth like this. On weekend
mornings, all the racers are riding.
|Catching up with another racer|
|Another racing cyclist on the cyclepath|
As usual, I didn't see any bikes on the
road. There is no benefit from that.
|Older stretch of cycle-path with less|
separation, resurfaced and very smooth.
More racers heading in the opposite
direction to me.
|Another thing which was holding up|
cars on the main-road was this tractor,
which I overtook from the other side
of the canal
|Also plenty of cyclists on the almost car|
free road on the other side of the canal
from the main road and cycle-path
|Another cyclist spotted this morning.|
In Dutch law, wheelchairs and scooters
like this are classed as bicycles. Cycling
facilities are inclusive of everyone.
|Driving between one traffic light and another, on a road|
between noise barriers. Would you prefer this ?
Note that not only car routes but also bus routes are unravelled
from cycling routes. There are few things less pleasant than
riding with buses.
|Or this ? It's the same bridge and this is the direct route to|
town. However, cyclists have not just direct routes to
places that they want to go, but also ride in places
designed for an open feeling leading to a high degree
of social safety.