And the winner is…
Nijmegen has been elected Cycling City of the Netherlands in 2016! This was announced today by the Fietsersbond (Cyclists’ Union) in the Netherlands. Although I made it no secret that I thought Utrecht was a great candidate (as was outsider Goes), I am also very happy with and for Nijmegen. It was with reason that I concluded my post about this great cycling city with these words: “All in all cycling in Nijmegen is really attractive. That is why I think Nijmegen is a worthy candidate in this competition that would certainly deserve to win the title.”
The Fietsersbond published some initial reactions in the annoucement.
Chair of the jury, Peter van der Knaap (SWOV) said the competitors were very strong. “Goes was very impressive, Groningen and Utrecht show enormous ambition and Maastricht really works on a transformation. Still, we thought Nijmegen scored best.”