Verkeersorganisaties work on ‘fietspadcode’
The ANWB, Fietsersbond and the NTFU work on a so-called ‘fietspadcode’. This should ensure that there is less irritation on busy cycle paths arises.
It is intended that this code of conduct for cyclists in the spring of 2018 are taken into use, reports AD today. The ‘fietspadcode’ comes in the form of instructions on the signs along popular cycling roads are placed.
The instructions are to cause the cyclists to take better account of each other, reports NTFU spokesman Esther van der Heijden. “Pass road bikes can, for example, that they may come up with a call. Recreational cyclists have if there are faster users arrive not next to each other but behind each other go for a drive.”
The ANWB reports that they also like to see that there are two fietspadstroken, one for slower and one for faster cyclists. The current paths would not be wide enough for all traffic, according to a spokesman of the reizigerorganisatie.
The netherlands has 13.5 million cyclists and over 36,000 kilometres of cycle paths. Research from the Foundation for Scientific Research of road Safety (SWOV) shows that bicycle use between 2004 and 2014 with an 11 percent increased.