News - March 28, 2013

Cycling safely to campus

8000 cyclists a day

On the initiative of the Student Council, students, the town council and other parties involved brainstormed on Monday 25 March on the subject of cycling to the campus in safety. The cycle path to the Bornsesteeg is the second busiest cycle path in the Netherlands, with about 8000 cyclists riding along it every day. This makes for dangerous situations and there are frequent accidents and near misses. The town council said it is considering digging a tunnel for bikes under the Nijenoord Allee, if it can find the funding for it. Meanwhile, the town council is looking into the scope for the traffic lights at the Dijkgraaf to stay green longer for cyclists, and for improving signposting. See also page 25.