ROTTERDAM CYCLING NETWORK
15 March 2017
Rotterdam can become the best cycling city in the Netherlands.
That’s what we want to achieve with our design for a Rotterdam Cycling Network: a cleaner, more social, cycling-proof Rotterdam.
Rotterdam Cycling Network is a design for a cycle network that links the tourist highlights of Rotterdam. The aim is to create a kick starter, a flywheel Rotterdam Bicycle City.
It consists of specific high-quality paths with priority and colored asphalt in a loop combined with a number of radians. The loop and radians in all directions are already existing major regional cycle routes that will be upgraded.
At the intersection of loop and radians are Pit Stops with seating, bike rental, toilets, vending machines with foods & drinks and rain capes, phone chargers, repair tools and pumps. Switching to public transport modes around Pit Stops is obvious.
It ensures focus on attractions for tourists and locals.
It structures the cycle network of Rotterdam.
It brings active people naturally together.
It fits the emerging generations.
It provides for a more intensive use of public space in the right places.