Cycling enthusiast Kevin Mayne tries out the new cycling network in Brabant Wallon. It’s a welcome expansion of the Flemish system. However, some routes clearly need to be improved. And the interactive network map is not easy to use. Let’s hope these teething problems get solved, to encourage more cycling in Wallonia.
New cycling network is an (almost) great local resource in Brabant Wallon
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Finally, I’d say, expansion to the South!
One remark though: the cycling nodes were not a Dutch innovation, but started in the Flemish province of Limburg back in 1995. The Dutch quick to copy it, that’s true.
See: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fietsroutenetwerk (only in Dutch)
An easier planner: http://www.fietsnet.be/routeplanner/default.aspx
Brabant Walloon is not in there yet, but should be soon.
Thanks Jempi yes that’s the one I am familiar with, which is so easy to use isn’t it? It’s a pity the Wallonian one didn’t just copy that system!
Thanks Jempi, I think Kevin meant Flemish rather than Dutch, but perhaps not. Anyway, it’s good to point out that the system originated in Limburg; in the coal mines, I believe?
Yep, it did, started with the conversion of the coal mines
It sounds like a great system.
It certainly is in Flanders Carol. I hope the Walloons improve their own to match the high quality of the Flemish one.
It’s just a pity that there is no major organisation for the Walloon territory (in Flanders that’s the Tourism Board). So every single local authority is designing their own signs, alas.
If that’s the case, that is simply ridiculous.
I hope there are no hedges nearby. I have a tendency, as you know, to ride into hedges.
Don’t worry Carol, in Wallonia the hedges are all very soft!
Are you sure about that?
I love that biking network in Flanders. Nice that it is reaching Wallonia as well.
Super isn’t it Liesbet!
Great news !
Zeker als ze het aan de hoge normen van het Vlaamse systeem brengen, Leen!