HomeArticlesDutch junction design – safer for cyclists Dutch junction design – safer for cyclists By Eric Benedict November 8, 2019 Articles, Blog 29 Comments Tags:bicycle, bicyclist, bike, biking, cyclists, design, Dutch, Holland, junction, lane, netherlands, path, safer, track Related Posts A Black Lady Sketch Show | Hertep Homecoming (Full Sketch) | HBO Apple Watercolor Painting Tutorial for Beginners Step by Step (Eng CC) Making Tofu brownie & Icing cookies 두부 브라우니 만들고 쿠키에 그림 그린 날 About Author admin 29 Comments Snow Bird May 6, 2011 Are cyclist/lorry accidents common in the Netherlands? I noticed the bus making right turn and the design of the junction actually seeming to almost rule out cyclists being run over by turning lorries. Reply BicycleDutch May 6, 2011 @TemiZee the latest press report from the Dutch Bureau of Statistics said this about road deaths in turning incidents: "In 2010, 4 cyclists were killed in right hook incidents with a truck. In 2009 this figure was 10.” That is the figure for the whole country. Reply BicycleDutch June 18, 2011 @andrespereyda the clicks tell blind people when the lights are green Reply Emmanuel Marcel Favre Nicolin October 13, 2011 Very interesting video. I'd like to add a sub-title in English and especially in Brasilian Portuguese. Is ti possbile to help us on that? Reply Joe Dong October 18, 2011 @loll22 Almost everywhere in the US right turn on red is allowed unless otherwise stated. As an everyday cyclist/pedestrian I really dislike that system. Pedestrian crossings become useless from occupation by cars waiting to turn, etc. If we had this infrastructure, it would either have to be disallowed altogether or space created for a car wanting to turn to reside, otherwise the bike lane is going to face the same issues as pedestrian crossings do now. Yes FL has a pitiful track record. Reply DadaLongLegs November 24, 2011 I love how this system works. I wonder if this one would work in a small city in Philippines with tight 2-4 lane roads and overhead pole cables. Reply DaniloMartinsdCastro January 5, 2012 the cc is not working Reply BicycleDutch January 5, 2012 @DaniloMartinsdCastro I uploaded a new subtitles file and it works again. Reply jbibm81 May 31, 2012 Excellent videos! This is very important for planners and engineers to see in the US. We just don't do it right. Even with the "best" infrastructure Portland has to offer cyclists are still killed. Thanks for making and sharing these videos. Reply MaxwellEindhoven July 22, 2012 The majority of the junctions have green light for cyclists as well as for right turning traffic, unless it's a busy junction. But the junctions can be programmed to provide a different mode when it's needed. Like in the morning traffic, some busy streets can get longer green. And most of the junctions nowadays have electric wires trough the tarmac which sense traffic. So a busy road can have green light for minutes without going on red, when there's no crossing traffic. Reply schmod August 3, 2012 Just an observation: I didn't see a single helmet in the entire video. Is helmet use that much lower in The Netherlands? Reply BicycleDutch August 3, 2012 It is 0.1 percent, so one in every 1000 cyclists wears one. Reply thomas nosal September 10, 2012 I would like to see a video of this crossing in action at a smaller intersection. All of the ones in the video seem to be at least 4 – 6 lane roads. How does the space look when this design is used at an intersection of two 2 lane roads? Do the swerves for cyclists become less graceful and require greater speed reduction? Is there insufficient space for left-turning cyclists to queue up while other cyclists are continuing straight? Just curious. Reply priestpilot September 12, 2012 In Canada it is legal to turn right on a red. However, Ottawa is experimenting with segregated bike lanes and the city is restricting this in some intersections. Reply Saartje05 November 2, 2012 People on racing bikes and some kids. The rest don't and won't wear helmets. We know how to ride bikes… Reply Saartje05 November 2, 2012 Why are Americans so afraid for everything? Reply Anthony Rizzo January 5, 2013 With every new aspect I learn of Dutch living I come to love the Netherlands more and more. This is just one example of how much thought is put into the comfort safety and wellbeing of its citizens. I’m sorry to say that in the US where I’m from cycling safety is an afterthought if considered at all. Reply Roosje Keizer January 13, 2013 Most severe accidents in the house happen in the bathroom. Do you were a a helmet there? Reply Kevin Kong March 7, 2013 Because way too many people bike on main roads along cars which makes it very dangerous for bikers. Just a precaution to avoid splitting people's skulls open easily. Besides, not all states have this kind of law; even it they do, it mostly applies to juveniles Reply 09conrado March 7, 2013 Now there's a good suggestion for a new video theme, Mark! Thanks Tetrabee. Reply p purre June 18, 2013 There are other designs for smaller junctions. My favourite: all cyclists get green at the same time. Reply Christer J July 23, 2013 As you note, that is standard issue in Europe. You DO NOT pass the white line – because you are not allowed to do that. Not even with the bumper. The line is there of a reason – stopping the driver from hindering the pedestrians on the pedestrian crossing. Is that not common sence in the US? Reply Wim V October 3, 2013 helmets on a bike????? only children younger than 5 have those, and Mormons from the usa in summer…lol…as a warning…"keep doors closed, cultists coming" Reply Wim V October 3, 2013 they should have made a longer film…lol…to show the bikes not stopping at the red lights…. bikes are driven by anarchists here 😉 Reply Евгений Санду December 4, 2013 Well… It's nice to see then The Dutch has 20 times less cars than there are in Moscow or in Los Angeles. Can anyone imagine that in there? Reply violinsheets October 22, 2015 lmao nobody is wearing helmets Reply Cycling Wisdom April 20, 2018 This is the stuff here is USA that we deal with. Looks like driver doesn't care about protected bike lanes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipi1wTMqZsI **Warning Foul Language** not my video just one I watched Reply Axeminister August 15, 2018 Can you explain how freight and buses are affected by these changes? Reply D July 21, 2019 i've watch many of your films and lots of others (street films) over many times as its like watching planes at the airport or waves at the ocean lol thank you… i do wonder about one thing i've seen, In many of your films and others there is a bike rider riding his bike and pulling a empty bike along side him and it makes me think if its stolen as in scene (209), so many bikes in the country but some folks having bigger needs.. are bikes stolen a lot? not trying to insult, just wondering, i plan on visiting next year with the bike barge trip … thanks david Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.