27 March 2008

Our Latest Bicycle Bridge - Åbuen

Another Bicycle Bridge
This new bicycle and pedestrian bridge opens shortly. It stretches over one of the main roads into the city, Åboulevarden.

It is part of the new "Green Path" bike lane/walkway that traverses the city and acts as a kind of "bike motorway" for those who just need to get from one end to the other as quick as possible. We posted about it earlier.

Architects Dissing & Weitling
designed it and the 8 sections were hoisted into place over the easter weekend, after being manufactured in Poland. The design is meant to symbolise a grand entrance to the city. I love that irony. That cars zipping along underneath are welcomed to the city on this route by a splendid bicycle and pedestrian bridge.

It's a wonderful project and this bridge is the piéce de la resistance.
Another Bicycle Bridge
In the photo above you can see the bike lane that runs parallel to the motorised traffic, separated by a kerb from the three lanes of traffic.

It's the second in a long line of cycle bridge projects. The first was over the harbour and there are at least two others starting construction soon.
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