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A Suspended Bicycle Roundabout over a Highway

(Photo: IPV Delft)

Bicycles are a common form of everyday transportation in the Netherlands, so it’s no surprise that this architectural delight can be found there between the cities of Eindhoven and Veldhoven. How can a large number of bicyclists cross a highway without having to stop for cars? With this suspended roundabout designed by IPV Delft.

The Hovenring, as it’s called, is a ring of bike paths about 236 feet in diameter. A central pylon holds steel cables anchoring the bridge in place. Entering and exiting the roundabout is simple and far easier than using the straight crossings that the Hovenring replaced.

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