How does it work?
Our bicycle routes are determined according to the network of cycle junctions. The cycle junctions system is a network of contiguous routes. The intersections where the routes come together, are called junctions. The cycle junctions are signposted and at many junctions there is an information panel with a map of the nearby cycle junctions.
The cycle route network is recognizable signposted with green/white signs indicating the number of the junction. Via the numbered signs you cycle from junction to junction. The distances between the cycle junctions are in kilometers indicated on the map. To find out more, please watch the video about the Dutch cycle junction network.
Bicycle route planner
You can find various route planners on the Internet. Some of these route planners are also available as apps on the phone. The most important is that you use an up-to-date route planner. Cycle junctions are changed or removed for various reasons, for example because of the construction of a new road or a new district, which made it necessary to move or remove a particular cycle junction.
By using a cycle route planner that regularly updates the cycle network, you will significantly reduce the possibility to miss a cycle junction during your cycle route. Of course you will understand that not every new change in the cycle network can be adapted immediately in the cycle route planners. Therefore I recommend to check the information boards at the junctions regularly during your cycle route. Below are some websites with cycle route planners that are updated regularly.
- RouteYou (english version available)
- Nederland Fietsland (english version available)