The bike node system is a product for recreational cycling. It was invented in Flanders (Limburg) and is now applied on the recreational cycling networks in Flanders, the Netherlands and a small part in Germany (international scale of three states). The look and feel of this mobility product (in most regions a green brand colour) refers to the network of numbers and lines that is used by cyclists to plan and follow a recreational route.
For the user i’s as easy as ABC…
- A. Select your preferred nodes on the map
- B. Link them to create your sightseeing route
- C. Follow those green and white signs like a pro!
The international network:
The ‘nodes’ (‘knooppunten’) are the points where the recreational cycling routes intersect. Each node in the network is numbered. You can use these node-numbers to plan and follow a cycling itinerary.
The green lines between the nodes establish the recreational cycling connections between the node-numbers.
A wayfinding system in the field helps the cyclists to follow the (line between) numbers. Cyclist can also use digital wayfinding applications. Browse this map and zoom out to visualize the interanational scale.
- International scale (3 countries)
- Standardisation: system, look and feel
- Digital wayfinding: open data policy in Flanders has led to diverse digital applications
- System needs exaplanation