In this case, the title really says it all.. Thanks Corentin, for this cool pic. Well spotted !
The ‘Fietsersbond’ is the Dutch cyclist organisation. Yes, even in a country where bikes rule the streets, you need an organisation that makes sure that cycling is safe for everyone and stays the preferred mode of transport. Because, imagine what would happen if the Dutch would stop cycling and all get into a car or use public transport… that would mean the whole historic city of Amsterdam, with its narrow streets and bridges, would turn into one big traffic jam!
That is why I am a proud member of the Fietserbond and I think all cycling Amsterdammers should be.
The Fietsersbond does a lot of things like:
In Amsterdam the lobby against sharing the bike lanes with scooters has been very strong, I think that all Amsterdammers on bikes agree that it doesn’t feel safe to share the lane with the much faster riding scooters. Other important issues that the Fietsersbond lobbies for are bike parking spaces and seperated cycling lanes.
I also enjoy being a member of the Fietsersbond because of their cool magazine ‘Vogelvrije fietser’ (free-as-a-bird cyclist) and the interesting facts on their website.
Did you for example know that in the Netherlands:
Are you a Dutchie? Do you like cycling? For only 2,17 euro a month you can be a member of this cool organisation!
Visit the website of the fietsersbond
Admitted, I am a native French speaker so if you translate the title of today’s post literally, it means: Chicken Daddy. Just like a Chicken Mummy would do with her little ones, this French expression hints at a daddy that is very protective with his kid(s). Very much like this father who seems to be also quite involved in the education/protection of his progeniture.. Vive les ‘papa poule’!
Happy 2014 to all of you, guys! In the Netherlands, a new year only properly kicks off with the New Year’s dive. This sportive tradition is the ideal way to accomplish (for one day..) New Year’s resolution #1: losing weight! For those not able to make it to the North Sea, Amsterdam has it’s own alternative: the Lightbattle.
On the most beautiful bike lane in Amsterdam, right below the Rijksmuseum, the young design collective VENIVIDIMULTIPLEX created the Lightbattle-installation for the Amsterdam Light Festival. Jump on one of these ten fancy VANMOOF’s and cycle together with friends or complete strangers. Try to get as many lights illuminated as possible.
Go have a look, you can find the Lightbattle right below the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and it will be there until January 19th 2014. This saddle is waiting for you…
Mister Cycle Chic, a.k.a. Mikael Colville-Andersen, visits our beloved city quite regularly. Last month he was here with his kids and also they noticed how many similarities Amsterdam and Copenhagen have. So probably seeing Amsterdam through Copenhagen eyes isn’t much different to how we see it ourselves.
In the coming months we will posts some pictures of Mikael Colville-Andersen of Amsterdam cyclists. Today, some family cycling pictures:
Can’t start young enough, right? These young children are hard to keep up with. Did you know a run bicycle like these supports the development of a child’s balance, motor skills and self-confidence?
This post is by our guestblogger Nienke Laan. Nienke is an Amsterdam based photographer. She also works as a researcher at the Amsterdam City Council. Doing research about many topics, and one of them… cycling of course!
So it’s almost Christmas. Everyone is already talking about it although temperatures are not at the usual X-mas low. Admitted, the weather is even still quite enjoyable but I would not lay down on the grass of the Museumplein like these 2 do next to their bikes. So I wonder:
or they are listening to a classical concert performed in the Concertgebouw right in front,
or they are trying to get a cold not to go to work,
or they are in love!
So.. it’s already so far: we are 2 years old! Thanks all for following and supporting us.. Here are some of our most popular posts of this second year:
Happy Friday! by Else
One of our great cyclist of the month, by Meredith
Back to the 80′s taken by David, and spotted by Aude
It’s a match by Meredith
Two people one bike by joni
Suits on bike by Meredith
And to end up, our musical post: summer in the city by Aude..