Winter slipperiness is an important reason for single bicycle accidents. In order to better combat slippery conditions on bike paths, Fietsberaad has had the website gladdefietsroutes.nl [slipperybikepaths] developed. Zaanstad is the first city to take advantage the website.
Cyclists can indicate slippery spots on maps displayed on the website. Additionally, they can indicate whether they fell as a result of winter slipperiness. The municipality can use this information to respond quickly and adequately to hindrances encountered by cyclists. The website can inform cyclists about snow plowing routes and the municipality can provide up to date feedback via Twitter about ice control and how bottlenecks are being addressed. Thanks to this, cyclists know better what to expect on the various bike paths and they can plan their route accordingly.