Copenhagen – the city that first put bicycle-only bridges on the map – has taken these strictly cycle bridges to the next level, focusing not just on function, but also form. The recently opened Cirkelbroen, designed by artist Olafur Eliasson, serves as both transport infrastructure and urban art. The bridge encourages users to slow down, to not just to pass over the bridge, but also to stop and examine the bridge and the city. Designed with what look like tall sailing masts above, it plays to the city’s nautical heritage as well as its love of good design.
For more info on the Cirkelbroen, check: Design Boom.
To learn about Copenhagen’s cycle bridges, check Guardian Cities.