Half French and half German, Strasbourg is known for being one of the headquarters of the European Union. But very few people know that it is also one of the best cities in the world for cycling.
Much of the historical town centre is a car-free zone, so an electric bicycle is the most suitable option for moving around the city.
The City Council has organised a number of routes and guided bike tours. Special mention should go to the route to discover the European Institutions, a ride along the Bruche canal and the Franco-German route in the outskirts of Strasbourg, with 85 kilometres of easy cycling along both banks of the River Rhine.
Roundabouts in the Netherlands: What are they and how do they work?
We will take a break from European cities with a great cycling tradition to talk about roundabouts in the Netherlands. They work just like any other roundabout, but they are different because they have a specific lane for bicycles, delimited by a colour that distinguishes them from the other lanes and signs that give priority to bicycles over the other vehicles. This makes traffic orderly and cyclists enjoy greater safety when using them.
This means that not only cyclists are protected but also pedestrians, who will enjoy the highest priority when using the pedestrian crossings included in this type of roundabout.
Some Spanish cities such as Bilbao, Seville and Logroño are beginning to implement Dutch roundabouts, and they are an established feature in countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, France and, of course, the Netherlands.