Hovenring, bicycle roundabout in the sky

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“The Netherlands is known for its bicycle-friendly streets and bike paths, so you’d probably think that this kind of infrastructure in the sky would be completely unnecessary there. But even this bike leader has intersections that are excessively large and centered too much around cars. In the case of one such intersection between Eindhoven and Veldhoven, planners and designers created the Hovenring, a beautiful pedestrian and bicycle roundabout elevated above the roadway.

Besides, this elevated infrastructure is apparently a tourist attraction for those who visit the area.”

It is a good example of culture and awareness regarding bicycle mobility in the Netherlands, creating a pleasant and environmentally friendly infrastructure and improving economy with a tourist attraction at the same time.

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(Via TreeHugger)

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