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All about cycling in the Netherlands

A roundabout bypass in Goes

The town of Goes is one of many Dutch places with a raised roundabout for motor traffic, that can be bypassed when you are walking or cycling, on a lower … Continue reading

15 November 2016 · 5 Comments

A monumental bicycle roundabout in Arnhem

It was opened 61 years ago and it still qualifies as exceptional cycling infrastructure: the bicycle roundabout in Arnhem at Airborne Square. The Netherlands has several so-called ‘bear pits’; cycle … Continue reading

15 September 2015 · 7 Comments

A bicycle roundabout that shouldn’t have been built

Some weeks ago I cycled just 7 kilometres to the subject of this post. It was nice that going there didn’t involve a three-hour train journey first. Since I had … Continue reading

10 March 2015 · 19 Comments

Hovenring at night

Infrastructure must be really special to appeal to a wide audience. The spectacular Hovenring floating bicycle roundabout is one example of such an extremely exceptional piece of infrastructure. I usually … Continue reading

1 September 2013 · 8 Comments

Spectacular New Floating Cycle Roundabout

The bright white 70 meters (230Ft) tall bridge pylon can be seen from far away. Attached to the top are 24 cables that suspend a large bicycle roundabout, 72 meters … Continue reading

23 August 2012 · 151 Comments

Grade separated roundabout – the safest solution for a junction

In my ongoing series about safer junctions I have covered Dutch junction design and how it differs from that of other countries. I then showed you that the Dutch have … Continue reading

26 May 2011 · 7 Comments

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 … Continue reading

22 November 2009 · Leave a comment

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