Road works cause huge bicycle traffic jams in Utrecht’s city centre
Last updated byLast Tuesday, as part of larger road works, the intersection at the Biltstraat in the city centre of Utrecht was closed. This means both cars and bicycles will have to take alternative routes. Cyclists that want to use the intersection, have to get off their bikes and cross the intersection on foot. This has been causing chaos like you can only see in the Netherlands: bikes everywhere. Since the intersection is used by many commuters, delays have been unavoidable. Bicyclists that don’t get off their bike should be warned: they risk a fine.
Political party VVD has criticized the city council’s decision to close the entire intersection instead of performing the road works in stages. The road works are scheduled to finish the end of June and mark the final part of larger road works at the Maliesingel and the Wittevrouwensingel. The aim of the road works is to improve the traffic flow by making the roads wider, adding room for buses, bicycles and pedestrians.