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6 Amazing Bike-Friendly Bridges for Greener Cities

by , 05/21/14
filed under: Architecture, Bicycles


6 Best, Bridges For People & Bikes, Dominique Perrault, Argenzuela Footbridge, Mc Dowell + Benedetti, River Hull Bridge, Next Architects Melkwegbridge, Calatrava, Peace Bridge, Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo, Xylophone Bridge, viaduct, bike path, Architecture, Bicycles

Calatrava’s Peace Helicoidal Bridge

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava‘s Peace Bridge goes across the Bow River in Calgary, Canada. Implemented by the city’s Council to promote healthy transportation, its helical design wraps a modern, bike-friendly viaduct.

6 Best, Bridges For People & Bikes, Dominique Perrault, Argenzuela Footbridge, Mc Dowell + Benedetti, River Hull Bridge, Next Architects Melkwegbridge, Calatrava, Peace Bridge, Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo, Xylophone Bridge, viaduct, bike path, Architecture, Bicycles

Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo’s Musical Xylophone Bridge

Seoul-based Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo envisioned a musical bridge that plays tunes whenever a bicycle rolls over it. Shortlisted for Designboom’s Seoul Cycle Design Competition, this melody maker adds a new dimension to city biking.

Related: 8 Best Cities in the USA for Cyclists

6 Best, Bridges For People & Bikes, Dominique Perrault, Argenzuela Footbridge, Mc Dowell + Benedetti, River Hull Bridge, Next Architects Melkwegbridge, Calatrava, Peace Bridge, Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo, Xylophone Bridge, viaduct, bike path, Architecture, Bicycles

Next Architects’ 2-Way Melkwegbridge

Dutch Next Architects designed a 2-way bridge that arches dramatically over a canal connecting the new and old part of the city of Purmerend, in The Netherlands. Melkwegbridge can be crossed on foot via the arch, or by bike on its lower, Z-shaped path.

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