30 gedachten over “Cars were pushed out of the city center of Eindhoven (NL)”

  1. The layout at the Vestdijk has indeed improved a lot for cyclists. The one thing that I do not like in this new configuration is the cyclists crossing in front of the Q-park at Ten Hagestraat. Why do the cars have priority? Were they afraid that the parking lot entrance would get congested? Often it is not even possible to see the cars coming out of the parking lot because those entering obscure the view. I am not sure what would be a more natural, safer solution, but it feels odd every time I cross there as a cyclist.

    P.S. Cheers for the vid!

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  2. and where does the traffic now clog up the city?
    It was always very busy with cars on that inner ring. I drove there many times and hated it because of that busy and badly designed infrastructure.
    What route has been created to re-route that traffic? Because every other route i can think of (also the bigger inner ring next to the university) are already very busy.

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  3. Seeing your videos makes me appreciate the biking infra that we've got around these parts, that I – along with most Dutch people – often tend to take for granted.

    Moreover, lovely to see the restaurant where I work as a foodrunner, 1:32, let's hope we can re-open our doors soon!!

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  4. This kind of thing is happening ever more often around here, and the more it happens, the nicer our cities become. I like walking around downtown, and slaloming around people and bikes. Beats waiting at stoplights and listening to stationary cars revving their engines to quickly get going when the light turns green.

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  5. This is so cool! In Berlin the current Senate wants to transform the city to a city for biking, walking and public transit and what they did for now was of a different standard than before (basically taking one car lane and build a protected bikelane with paint and pollers), but the city is way too slow, they even don’t bother with physically building something because this would take ages and sometimes they make obvious mistakes. It would be necessary to actually really rebuild streets but for now you can be happy for some paint.

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  6. The changed junction at 0:15 gives me a distinct reminder of a junction close to Dam Square/Spui in A'Dam. I would suspect they are following similar "paths" (pun intended) as Amsterdam.
    Correct me if Im wrong, but did Utrecht literally remove a whole road for cars that was causing incredible congestion, that they initially built to try kerb congestion 20/30/40 years ago, however long ago it was? I think they made a canal out of part of it? Please correct me as I really would like to learn more about this specific topic! 🙂
    Dankjewel 🙂

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  7. It looks beautiful, but there are some design quirks regarding the bicycle traffic lights and cycle flow. North to south direction it is a real improvement, but south to north is at best the same issues as the old Vestdijk. Maybe when the Geldropseweg and the Stratumsedijk are updated this is less obvious.

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  8. To be clear, the change to more bicycle space was a secondary goal. Primary goal was to improve air quality in the center of Eindhoven. This street had very poor air quality. So motorized traffic is reduced for that reason and in conjunction the space is applied to cyclists and pedestrians. The street is too important and can’t be shut down completely. Some areas are still very busy at times, creating traffic jam and idling cars (bad emissions). At least some results are achieved. There is a road that has been completely shut and turned into bike lanes. It’s at the Philips De Jongh Park and Wielewaal Estate and the PSV training grounds. A long stretch that nowadays starts closely from Strijp S for a long way through a lush green area. That is hands down the best bike lane project Eindhoven ever did.

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  9. Ok, this video is misleading and grossly exaggerated. As someone who bikes from there every day, I can tell you that Vestdijk is not radically altered. As a matter of fact in most of the street the bike path was already pretty good: wide enough and completely separated from the street. Moreover there were bike paths on both sides of the street going in opposite directions. The only thing that's changed is that the bike lanes are now merged on one side of the street which is the only reason why it's wider. Moreover the traffic lights on the street are now completely messed up and inconvenient (traffic lights from intersecting bike lanes turning green at the same time which creates immeasurable confusion about priority, traffic lights staying red for a very long time on intersections with very light traffic, etc). So I wouldn't say that Vestdijk is "radically altered" or sth, whoever claims that is GROSSLY exaggerating. The only big difference is car lanes, but that doesn't alter bike traffic in the slightest.

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  10. They still need to improve this street because they made 1 huge mistake! The raised paving that crosses the road should become an actual crosswalk with white lines and a sign. Now its extremely unclear and that makes it dangerous!
    The city first made the bike path grey like the car road and that created sooo many dangerous situations that they had to repave the bike path red!
    This project also took a very long time and went way over budget!
    My biggest problem with the project is that when we need to be on the other side of the city center we now drive 2x as far using more gas and producing more exhaust. Biking isn't always an option if you have very small children or are buying something that won't fit on a bike. We live only 10-15 minutes walk from this street so we have experienced the entire process and the negative effects unfortunately. Im glad they finally finished it!

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