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  • 1. Bicycle roundabout prevents blind spots

    Lelystad, Museumweg, bicycle roundabout. Local authorities in Lelystad have constructed a ‘bicycle roundabout’ at Bataviastad in October of 2006. On this particular roundabout the red-asphalt lane for cyclists is not located on the outside, but in the middle of the road. This is a pilot project whose final results have been evaluated in 2012.

  • 2. Location and intensities

    The new bicycle roundabout is near the Bataviastad outlet centre, in an area under development. Intensities are still low, with approx. 2,000 motor vehicles and approx. 130 bicycles per 24 hours. Due to new construction these will increase in the near future. The east entrance to the roundabout is located on Houtribdreef. The original lay-out of Lelystad called for a drastic separation of bicycle and motorised traffic. No bicycles are allowed on the avenues. Cyclists have their own network of solitary bike paths.

  • 3. Bicycle lane in the middle of the road

    No separate bike paths have been constructed on this roundabout, as space would not allow this. The advantage of a bicycle lane in the middle of the roundabout is that bicycles and mopeds avoid blind spots of lorries. Car drivers, too, have a better view of cyclists. Local authorities have observed actual practices a number of times. Cyclists have no problems with the situation. For car drivers it sometimes needed some getting used to. A drawback is the fact that cyclists can no longer enter the roundabout conflict-free.

  • Discussion

    There was discussion on the legal status of a bicycle lane in the middle of the road. According to Reglement Verkeersregels en Verkeerstekens (art. 3.1), the relevant article, cyclists should keep to the right as much as possible. According to experts, however, a bicycle lane does not affect this. Others maintain however that all road users should keep to the right as much as possible on the part of the road assigned to them. In this case that means the bicycle lane. The evaluation indicates that the situation is not legally correct because the cycle track doesn’t give exclusive space for the cyclists. However, it was a pilot situation. The evaluation recommends to change it back to a normal roundabout with next maintenance activities.

     

     

Henk Bolding (Provincie Overijssel)
26-11-2008 @ 16:43

Graag ontvang ik de ervaringen van fietsers en automobilisten/vrachtwagenchauffeurs.

Paul van den Bosch (DTV Consultants)
08-09-2009 @ 15:20

Ik ben ook erg benieuwd of er al ervaringen bekend zijn. Wanneer staat de evaluatie gepland?

13-12-2009 @ 12:19

Op de site van de Fietsersbond is men van mening dat automobilisten niets te zoeken hebben op fietspaden, ook niet die met onderbroken streep. Alleen het bereiken van bijvoorbeeld een parkeerplaats of bij uitwijken 'mag' het fietspad dan gebruikt worden.

In bovenstaande situatie wordt de automobilist GEDWONGEN op het fietspad te rijden.

Is dit dan een positieve of juist negatieve ontwikkeling?

Daarbuiten: hoe zit het hier met het CROW-advies: 'fietsers op rotondes binnen de bebouwde kom voorrang'? Dat vind ik hier niet terug.

Otto de Wildt (VVN en VORRWS)
03-02-2012 @ 15:31

Deze "fietsrotonde" is juridisch niet toegestaan! Bij toepassen van deze constructie is de wegbeheerder in overtreding en aansprakelijk voor alle (gevolg)schade bij ongevak=llen.

Roland Romano (Radlobby)
24-03-2016 @ 12:09

Dear Fietsberaad/CROW,
this roundabout was built ten years ago (2006), is there any documentation about its safety performance or evaluation of the whole project today (2016)?
kind regards
 

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