Autumn in Maastricht is lovely. After the warm summer, the mornings get cool and crisp, the trees turn red and golden in the autumnal sun and on cool days, you get to show off your warm coat and scarf. Ideal to tour the city and the environment on your bike! No means of transport can get you tot he city center faster than your bicycle. If you avoid transportation by car, you also contribute to clean air and safer streets for pedestrians and other cyclists. Enough reasons to travel Maastricht the #posifiets way!
Special offers for cyclists
If you’re #posifiets and you mind others on the road, you’re doing a lot of people a favor. The local entrepreneurs love it when you follow the rules and park your bicycle correctly. That deserves a special thank you! Several cafés and restaurants, a bicycle mechanic and a bicycle rental facility have fun offers, especially for cyclists.
Park it safely
Your bike is the means of transportation that gets you the closest to your destination in the heart of the city! Throughout the center of Maastricht, you come across many bicycle racks and spots, easy to find thanks tot he green signs. Are you staying in the city fort he entire day? Feel free to use the large indoor bicycle parking facilities: near the Markt, underneath ’t Vrijthof, at the Kesselskade or in front of the train station. This way, you’ll keep your bicycle safe from theft or damaging and you’ll make sure that the city streets are accessible to everyone. Win-win!
The autumn is also the season of shorter days, of dark nights and late sunrises. Make sure that you’re visible! Check if you’re bicycle lights are working when you leave home and don’t forget to switch them on when it gets dark. That’s safe for you and for everyone else on the road.
Being #posifiets is making yourself and others happy on your way through the city. You ride your bike with your head in the wind instead of in your phone, you walk next to your bike when the shops are open en you donate your old bike to the Bicycle Exchange, so it can be of use to someone on a small budget. With just a few small behavioral adjustments, you’ll contribute greatly to safe streets, a cleaner environment and a nice atmosphere in the city. Once you’ll get the hang of the feeling, you’ll never want anything different.
Would you, on behalf of your organization, also like to show that you are #posifiets? Because you, like Ellen at SoDelicious, believe in the positive power of cycling? Then contact us or download our toolkit.
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