The Netherlands is hosting the world’s first suspended bicycle roundabout known as the Hovenring.
The Hovenring, which appears to be suspended over a major city intersection, was designed by Ipv Delft and is made of a 70 meter tall pylon, 24 steel cables and a bridge deck using 1,000 tons of steel. With cables on the inner side of the bridge, this roundabout is securely fastened and safe for the heavy flow of bicycle traffic.
The Hovenring has benefited a lot of people including tourists. In a popular place like the Netherlands, city traffic is really tight and dodging in and out traffic as a cyclist leads to so many unnecessary accidents. The Hovenring encourages people to switch modes of transportation, while providing them with safety and efficiency.
The Hovenring Lets Cyclist Safely Glide Through Traffic
Janelle Savel — February 3, 2014 — Art & Design
References: twistedsifter & hovenring