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In our last blog Roundabouts: Engineers making the world a little more beautiful and safe, we discussed the benefits of roundabouts. Today however, we have decided to explore how engineers have elevated the design concept to utilize space, maintain traffic flow and keep pedestrians, cyclist and motorist safe.

 

1. Circular pedestrian bridge in China.

The design features two significant designs, one for vehicles and the other for pedestrians. This is a perfect design to keep the traffic flowing and pedestrians safe.

 

2. Hovenring designed by ipv Delft located in the Netherlands is the world’s first suspended bicycle path. The design was born out of the need to control the growing traffic after the development of a housing estate. ‘Eindhoven City Council refrains from cyclist underpasses’, therefore the solution was to separate motorized and bicycle traffic.

Works Cited:

“Circular Pedestrian Bridge in Lujiazui, China | Amusing Planet.” Circular Pedestrian Bridge in Lujiazui, China | Amusing Planet. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2014.                      http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/12/circular-pedestrian-bridge-in-lujiazui.html

 

“This is the World’s First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout.” TwistedSifter. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2014.  http://twistedsifter.com/2014/01/hovenring-worlds-first-suspended-bicycle-roundabout-netherlands/

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