Netherlands Builds a Superhighway Just for Bikes
An 11 mile Autobahn just for bikes, it's every cyclist's dream come true!
No red lights, no trucks, just a clear, smooth lane to zoom down with the wind in your face. Welcome to Netherlands’ first bicycle highway.
The highway mostly scrolls above the bucolic Dutch countryside, parallel to but (nearly always) separate from roads and train tracks. Other times it slips through tunnels lit with smart LEDs that respond to passing cyclists’ phones; more frequent riders unlock a greater number of pastel lighting choices.
The highway is tree-lined, flower-studded, and well-marked—and it’s luring commuters into the saddle.