Bicycle Snake Bridge Makes Commuting Look Fun

By: | September 19th, 2014

Copenhagen is known for its pleasing infrastructure and now you can add the Bicycle Snake Bridge, that accommodates 12,500 cyclists a day, to its beauty. DISSING+WEITLING architects designed the roadway as an alternative for cyclists who had to carry their bikes up and down stairs to continue their journey.

The architects designed a suspended cycle track with a winding ramp and bridge to elevate cyclists above the city streets. They ride separated from cars and also away from pedestrian pathways. The bridge is practical, incredibly innovative, elegantly designed and is perfect for Copenhagen where more than 50% of residents ride their bicycles to work.

More about the beautiful Bicycle Snake Bridge:

This bridge is 771-foot-long and connects Kalvebod Brygge to Island Brygge. Painted in bright orange, the bridge rises 18 feet from the street-level entrance at Havneholmen and continues along Fisketorvet towards the shopping center’s main entrance. Bicycle Snake Bridge looks really stunning at night…its built-in lighting illuminates the whole bridge.

Snake Bridge makes riding a bike more fun and enjoyable:

Now the cyclists can pedal at a constant speed, no problem of stairway. This new roadway lets them move without any interruption. The roadway has a maximum allowable gradient to prevent riders from picking up too much speed. Moreover there’s plenty of room to pass even a double-wide cargo bike.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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