A couple of months ago, we wrote about a remarkable online “fish doorbell” or visdeurbel that allows spawning fish to swim through the canals of Utrecht in the Netherlands unobstructed by the Weerdsluis lock. The system is comprised of an internet-connected underwater camera … [Read more...] about Update: Holland’s fish doorbell is a worldwide hit!
Every year, thousands of spawning fish swim through the canals of Utrecht in the Netherlands. When they reach the Weerdsluis lock though, they often cannot travel further because the barrier — which acts as a dam — is rarely open. A new initiative, however, is now allowing … [Read more...] about Dutch citizens are using a “doorbell” to help fish pass this canal gate
The Netherlands is well-known for being the ultimate biking country, and, today, pedestrianized city centers are also the norm in many of the country’s urban areas. Still, in the country’s major cities, vehicles still tend to dictate the design of most public spaces. In an … [Read more...] about In this Dutch neighborhood, there’s 1 vehicle for every 3 households
In a nation with more bikes than people, finding a space to park can be a problem. This prompted the Dutch city of Utrecht to search for a solution which is revealed at its central railway station Monday morning. The solution is the world’s largest multistory parking area for … [Read more...] about The Dutch build world’s largest bicycle parking in the city of Utrecht
The Dutch city of Utrecht is not only a Mecca for cyclists, as we wrote about on Monday. As it turns out, it’s also a haven for bees. What the city has done is transform their bus stops into bee stops, with 316 bus stops around the city now having a green roof full of flowers. … [Read more...] about This Dutch city has installed bee-friendly gardens atop all its bus stops