'Floating' bridge separates bikes and cars at busy intersection

Sometimes it just isn't safe for cars and bikes and people to all commute side by side. Even the most seasoned cyclist or pedestrian can have difficulty navigating through traffic at busy intersections. And especially if you happen to live in a place where bikes outnumber people, it makes sense to look for solutions so that cyclists and drivers and everyone else can get around comfortably without killing each other.

Dutch design firm IPV Delft stepped in and built a hovering bridge of sorts called Hovenring. It is an LED-lit bridge that separates car and bike traffic at one especially tricky intersection in the city of Eindhoven, Netherlands. This project was completed in the summer of 2012 and it is about 236 feet in diameter, held in place by cables that come from a roughly 229-foot support beam in the center of the bridge.

Hovenring definitely beats battling cars during rush hour, and the fact that it kinda resembles a UFO doesn't hurt, either.

Via Inhabitat

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