Foto Friday: A Floating Roundabout for Bicycles

A Floating Cycle Roundabout Photo Bici Chic A Floating Cycle Roundabout. Photo by Bici Chic

Here is a video about the roundabout:

This roundabout is located in the Dutch city of Eindhoven (population 220,000). Here’s why the roundabout was constructed:

Every day 25,000 vehicles pass this junction. The city wanted to emphasize this importance. Eindhoven is considered a brain port and feels it has a leading role in innovation and technology. All those qualities had to be reflected in the high quality design for this new piece of infrastructure: “spectacular in simplicity”.

This would look pretty nice over the on and off ramps at Balboa Avenue, don’t you think?