All about cycling in the Netherlands

Grade separated cycle roundabout in Utrecht

Grade separated or multi-level cycle facilities where bike paths overpass or underpass roads and junctions are quite normal in the Netherlands. Most of these were built relatively recently. In Utrecht there is a multi-level cycle roundabout that is a lot older. Turns out it was designed as early as 1939! Building it was finished in 1943. It is still used almost 70 years later!

Utrecht Berenkuil

The Utrecht Berenkuil (‘Bear pit’) with a lower level for cycling only, in the late 1940s. (Picture Utrechts Archief)

A 70 year old multi-level cycle roundabout in Utrecht


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This entry was posted on 22 November 2009 by in Video post and tagged , , , .


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