30 Comments on "Bicycle Roundabout Sint-Michielsgestel"


  1. It is always amazing to see progress and improvements in traffic designs based on the users in traffic.

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  2. Did they not get feedback from the cyclists? Usually something like this would be corrected during the early stage meetings.

    I guess they learned from this experiment gone wrong.

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  3. I don't like the sharp corners on the curbing.  I don't like it one bit.  It doesn't make sense.

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  4. this is an 2 way cyclepath but you have to go right around on the roundabout but on the roundabout is also an 2 way cyclepath. I think that is the biggist mistake on a roundabout I ever seen. because people think the have to follow theire own cyclepath and then you will need to make the sharp bends. 

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  5. I don't like the cycling roundabout one bit. Completely useless. 
    I wrote that first sentence before looking through the entire vid and afterwards I can only agree with markenlei. Everything's way too tight and it has no use.

    They aren't the first one to make this mistake, here in Spijkenisse for example used to be a tight roundabout. Those white tiles used to be raised (with a curb).  >used to be<. So apparently it was unsafe ebough to have changed it back… http://goo.gl/maps/Nb0vI
    Or how about this one in Barendrecht? (afaik this one still exists)
    http://goo.gl/maps/TM8fR

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  6. They've done it wrong to get cash again for the redesign & reconstruction. Happens all the time in Romania.

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  7. Can you make a video about diversity and how people from other cultures also massively cycle to school and work in The Netherlands. I assume you live in the area of Utrecht which is very diverse and multicultural. 

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  8. I wonder what is going to happen with a thick layer of snow and you can't see those high and sharp corners anymore…..

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  9. The reason why the roundabout failed on this one is simply because its way to small to actually make a good turn..

    I see those people cycling in a straight line without any effort or whatsoever.

    Only apply the roundabout when there are car and bikes situations in my opinion..

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  10. Cool that they built a roundabout exclusively for bicycles. It shows that cyclists are really appreciated in the Netherlands

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  11. It's not perfect, but I had to cycle to school over that crossing before it became a roundabout, and *it was a nightmare*. A girl from my school was hit while crossing by a truck, and died.Cycling students would take the crossing in large numbers while the light was green for them, but there was never enough time for everyone to cross so stragglers would go even when the light turned red, and the waiting car drivers would get very impatient!

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  12. I love your work, come to Belgium and ask Wegens en Verkeer why the cycle paths are so dirty and a local Gemeente may not clean a N road through the Gemeente. Why clean cyclepaths all depend on the Burgermeester. Is it like that in NL???

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  13. https://www.sint-michielsgestel.nl/inwoners/nieuws/bekijk/artikel/aanpassing-betongeleiders-van-de-fietspaden-aan-de-fietsrotonde-n617-aan-de-hoogstraat-in-sint-michi/

    Translation into english : Adaptation of concrete conductors on the bicycle paths at the N617 bicycle roundabout at Hoogstraat in Sint-Michielsgestel

    Posted on November 16, 2016

    The municipality of Sint-Michielsgestel is to adjust the concrete conductors of the cycle paths in the bicycle roundabout Hoogstraat – provincial road N617.

    After the bicycle roundabout has been taken into use, we have noticed that there are many cyclists who have difficulty using the bicycle roundabout smoothly. There have been many comments about the sharp corners at the roundabout connections with the connecting cycle paths. Given the priority that the municipality has given to the use and safety of the bicycle, we are going to adjust this situation before the winter period.

    The contractor Colijn, who was also involved in the construction of the roundabout, will carry out the fitting work..etc'

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  14. The best way to design intersections for cycling would be to plant grass where you plan to intersection, then make cyclists use it, and where the grass is worn out to mud is where you should make your intersections. Cyclists will naturally make the easiest way for themselves.

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