Plans are afoot to install a new network of fast bikeways for commuters, primarily between cities and suburbs. A few pilot routes have already been installed: Eindhoven-Veldhoven in Noord-Brabant; Deventer-Apeldoorn; and Utrecht-De Bilt. To designate these special routes, a new signage element will be added: the letter 'F' (fast I guess) plus the number of the route in white lettering on a blue background. The website of the Fietsberaad shows what these look like.
As impressive as the cycling infrastructure that links the entire country are the various signage systems that help you get where you want to go. It is almost impossible to get lost, except in those rare instances when a sign has been damaged or obscured (in which case, you can report the issue at this website.)
|"You are approaching 46"|
|Jog right, then keep going|
|Some examples of local maps posted at knooppunten|
LF route signs
LF refers to langeafstand fietsroutes — long-distance bike routes. There are 15 or so LF routes traversing the country, covering distances of 200 to 600 km, altogether covering nearly 4,000 km. I've cycled all or part of various LF-routes, as described on this blog.
|This mushroom marker also indicates LF routes at the base.|
Theme RoutesAnother kind of sign seen along the fietspad is linked to thematic circuits that have been
|Theme routes indicated on the post|
|"No scooters or mopeds, except for those over 65 or the handicapped"|