|"Spoorbaanpad" a cycle path right through Almere, the blue part is shown in the second video Link to map|
|Almere city centre, not your typical Dutch city. From right to left just behind the tall buildings you can see the elevated cycle path "Spoorbaanpad" next to the also elevated railway.|
We therefore find no less than four entirely separated grids of infrastructure:
- an elevated railroad with only multi-level crossings;
- separated bus-only tracks (that can also be used by emergency vehicles);
- separated fast through cycle routes;
- through roads and connector roads for private motorised traffic only.
|Spoorbaanpad, a look into how it is used, the final 90 seconds show the biggest crossing and the interaction between motorists and cyclists.|
|The (almost) full route at very high speed: 11 kilometers in 5 minutes, only the first kilometer is missing but that is going through an area that has yet|
to be developed. It then goes through the centre and the end is
in the east of Almere.
More info on Almere on Wikipedia (where you can also see that Almere and Milton Keynes in the UK are twin towns) and a page with pictures of the (sometimes) exceptional architecture.
This is the second fast cycle route I covered. The first was the inter urban route between Breda and Etten-Leur.