15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Well-developed cycling infrastructure is a fundamental and crucial layer of every city, where thousands of people commute by bike on a daily basis. This not only means that we need separate bikeways not available to cars, but much more: bridges, tunnels, and more—and more and more—secure parking places. So as part of our Bike Month coverage, here is a selection of state-of-the-art bike infrastructures, which pave the way for a better biking world.


The Don Burnett bicycle pedestrian bridge (also known as Mary Avenue Bridge) in Cupertino, California, opened in 2009.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: John Loo


The Big Dam Bridge across the Arkansas river, in North Little Rock, Arkansas, opened in 2006. At .8 miles in length, it is the longest bridge in North America built for pedestrian and bicycle use only.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: David Quinn/AP


The Amsterdam Nesciobrug (Nescio Bridge) is the longest, and probably the neatest cycle bridge in the Netherlands. It was completed in 2006.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: The Botster

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: The Botster


Centraal Station bike garage, Amsterdam. It was opened in 2001 and can accommodate 2,500 bikes on three levels.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: H. Michael Miley

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Stephane Mignon

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Paul Joseph


Bikedispenser is an automated system for storing and sharing rental bicycles (Eindhoven, the Netherlands).

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Fietsberaad


The Hovenring Eindhoven (the Netherlands), designed by Ipv Delft, opened in 2013. This spectacular circular bridge is a suspended bicycle and pedestrian path roundabout in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands, and the first of its kind in the world.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Ipv Delft

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Ipv Delft


The Weerdsprong Bridge, a bicycle and pedestrian bridge in Venlo (the Netherlands), also designed by Ipv Delft.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Ipv Delft


Bike bridge over the wide and busy Auke Vleerstraat in Enschede (the Netherlands) in use since 2011. Designed by Ipv Delft.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Ipv Delft


Bicycle tunnel under busy roads in Zwolle, Netherlands.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Fietsberaad


A well-designed parking garage for bikes in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Fietsberaad


Bicycle box for cargo bikes in the form of a pink car in Copenhagen, Denmark.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Fietsberaad


The Second Heinenoordtunnel, a slow road tunnel from Heinenoord to Barendrecht for cyclists and pedestrians under the Oude Maas River, in the Netherlands.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Fietsberaad


Front bike rack on a bus in Vancouver, Canada.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Roland Tanglao


Eco-cycle underground bike parking system in Japan, developed by Giken Ltd.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Guilhem Vellut/Giken


Eco-cycle above-ground bike parking tower for 720 bicycles in Ebina City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, developed by Giken Ltd.

15 of World's Best Urban Bike Infrastructures

Photo: Giken


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