The signs are good

BICYCLE DUTCH

Directional signs for people cycling appeared all over the city of ’s-Hertogenbosch, last February. They marked that the city’s big six-year cycling infrastructure update is coming to an end. In the plans of March 2009 they were mentioned as the icing on the cake: first all routes, all missing links and many of the surfaces of cycle tracks would be updated, then a whole new system of wayfinding would be implemented.

Four years in the plan, the time has come for those signs to appear. People in the city cannot have missed them. There are 888 signs on 130 posts. Together they give directions to 36 destinations: boroughs, villages, towns and cities. Near and far. That is more than in the original plans, which mentioned 28 destinations. Routes are also indicated to important local destinations like the railway stations, the transferia (Park and Ride), the main exhibition hall, underground…

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