Cycling is healthy, clean for the environment and cheap. It is not for nothing that many Dutch people choose the bicycle as a means of transport. The government wants to make even more efforts to emphasize the social benefits of cycling even more. More people on bicycles as a means of transport to and from work, a bicycle plan for children and bicycle sheds at major stations and residential areas. That is the plan of State Secretary Heijnen’s new bicycle policy.
In this article you can read more about the new bicycle policy that Van Heijnen has shared with the House.
By bike to work
Cycling makes traffic jams less long and public transport less busy. It has also been found that people who regularly cycle to work call in sick less often. These are the main reasons why State Secretary Heijnen is committed to encouraging more than 100,000 extra people to cycle to work in the coming 2.5 years. How this is done? By providing the right infrastructure and guaranteeing safety.
New residential areas and bicycles
In order to be able to realize the new objectives, it is important to look at the construction of residential areas that are being realised. It is important that houses are easily accessible in order to realize housing accident.
In the coming years, more than 7.5 billion euros has been budgeted to make residential areas more accessible by bicycle, but also, for example, by public transport. New cycling routes are being created and new bicycle tunnels and bicycle bridges are being built. In total, there are 21 different new projects across the country.
Cycling and employment
As mentioned, there are 21 new projects to make cycling in the Netherlands even more attractive. In addition to the fact that cycling provides benefits for society, cycling is also good for the economy. It turned out that there are more than 13 thousand full-time jobs in the Netherlands.
Favorite bicycles from Fietsvoordeelshop.nl
Are you looking for a new bicycle to use for commuting? We have listed our favorite bikes for you:
Cortina U4 Transport RN3 2022
The Cortina U4 Transport RN3 2022 falls under the category of transport bikes and is very popular in cities. You can get this bike in men’s and women’s versions. The colors are pink matt or black matt, for a purchase value of 629 euros at Fietsvoordeelshop.nl!
This bike has a double kickstand and a handlebar lock. Ideal if you often want to take luggage from point A to point B. You can use 3 different gears.
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Batavus PACKD 3 2022
Are you looking for the ideal bike to take to work or school? This hip bike from Batavus is available in the colors blue matt, green matt, pink matt and black matt. There is a ladies and gentlemen variant. You can use this trendy transport bike Batavus PACKD 3 2022 purchase at Fietsvoordeelshop.nl for an amount of 659 euros.
Easily take your luggage with you thanks to the handy front rack and the quick-release strap that is on the front rack. Lock your bike securely thanks to the extra handlebar lock and the double kickstand that this bike has. Are you going up a slope? Then use one of the 3 gears!
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