Utrecht morning rush hour

Source: Bicycle Dutch

Some time ago I showed you summer cycling in Utrecht but that was in a park in the afternoon. Not exactly rush hour. So this time I would like to show you again what morning rush hour is like in Utrecht. I filmed from one location for 20 minutes. In that time you can see all kinds of people going to work, to school and to their study location and of course they do so by bicycle.

This is the busiest place in Utrecht when it comes to cycling: Smakkelaarsveld, the point where all Utrecht’s main cycle routes come together, right next to the Central Railway Station. I showed you this location before, but it looks different every year because of the ongoing building activities.

Some examples:

This young boy is going faster than the rest of his family, that we can see in the distance.

This young boy is going faster than the rest of his family, that we can see in the distance.

If walking is difficult, cycling can still be very possible. But for that walking this man brings a crutch.

If walking is difficult, cycling can still be very possible. But for that walking this man brings a crutch.

Of course it is not allowed to text while riding a bike, but girls will be girls.

Of course it is not allowed to text while riding a bike, but girls will be girls.

Young professionals going to work. Together on one bicycle.

Young professionals going to work. Together on one bicycle.

He looks slightly out of place but he doesn’t seem to have any problem with using this cycle path.

He looks slightly out of place but he doesn’t seem to have any problem with using this cycle path.

She’s obviously dressed for work.

She’s obviously dressed for work.

Just sit back and relax while you see all these people rushing to their daily activities.

Smakkelaarsveld, Morning Rush Hour in the Summer of 2013

Map of the Utrecht cycle routes. The red dot is ‘Smakkelaarsveld”, the point where all routes come together.

Map of the Utrecht cycle routes. The red dot is ‘Smakkelaarsveld”, the point where all routes come together.