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Bicycle roundabout in the sky in the Netherlands, Hovenring (video)

Bicycle roundabout in the sky in the Netherlands, Hovenring (video) | green streets | Scoop.it

The Netherlands is known for its bicycle-friendly streets and bike paths, but even this bike leader has intersections that are excessively large and centered too much around cars. In the case of one such intersection between Eindhoven and Veldhoven, planners and designers created the Hovenring, a beautiful bicycle and pedestrian roundabout elevated above the roadway.

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Vancouver looks to implement scramble crosswalks

Vancouver looks to implement scramble crosswalks | green streets | Scoop.it

The City of Vancouver is looking to implement scramble crosswalks at the city's busiest and most dangerous intersections.

A pedestrian scramble crosswalk allows an intersection to act as a six-way crossing, letting pedestrians walk diagonally across the intersection.

"We are reviewing it now," said Jerry Dobrovolny, Vancouver's director of transportation.

"Pedestrians are the highest priority in our transportation system and so one thing a scramble intersection can do is to increase pedestrian safety."

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