Bicycle Agenda 2017-2020

3. Boosting the quality on busy and important regional cycling routes

The many students and commuters who cycle to school or work daily, deserve routes that are direct, safe and have comfortable bicycle connections. High-quality regional cycling routes (in combination with tax incentives and targeted promotion measures by employers) incentivise commuters who live within cycling distance to work to ride to work. In addition, recreational cyclists who enjoy frequent use of these routes can also benefit from the added quality.


  • Feedback and discuss the results from the provincial working sessions with all provinces and transport areas on topics such as implementing, directing and financing.
  • Development of a tool by which the costs and benefits of cycling and bicycle measures (wider than in the area of mobility, including behavioural approaches) which can be fully taken into account and in a balanced consideration of modalities for addressing regional accessibility problems.
  • Launching consultation with Rijkswaterstaat, ProRail and Waterschappen about their role in developing high-quality regional cycling routes: Opportunities (bicycle routes) and threats (barrier effect) own infrastructure (roads, railways and waterways).
  • Development of the regional road team in the Tour de Force as a platform for discussion and exchange of knowledge about quality regional cycling routes between all concerned organisations, and Integration with Fietsfilevrij. Attention to share knowledge with behavioural approach and marketing (experience Beter Benutten).
  • Pilot project with the innovative procurement of cycle routes, which is not just the route, but the implementation as the subject of the project and not only the investment but also the maintenance and operation.
  • Exploring the possibilities to create, together with the Nederlandse Bewegwijzeringsdienst (Dutch Signage Service) agree on a unified national signposting for utilitarian cycling.
  • Research in recreational paths
  • Agreements between IPO, ANWB and the government on ensuring the quality and continuity of recreational cycling.