“Oh my goodness,” is the best term I can come up with for describing this marvelous feat of sustainable engineering and design. Located in metropolitan Eindhoven, Netherlands – this 237 foot diameter cable-stayed bicycle roundabout is literally suspended in mid-air from a 230 foot tall central pylon over a busy intersection. Here is a weblink to a map of its location on the west side of the city between downtown and the airport. Below is a schematic of the elevated roundabout.
Aptly nicknamed “the Hovenring,” this amazing monument to Dutch ingenuity and cycling leaves this author nearly speechless. Even car lovers would have to admit that this engineering marvel is seriously cool. All I can say, is well done, Holland. Very well done indeed!
p.s. I am definitely visiting this iconic bicycling structure the first chance I get.