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commissioned for LA River project

We have been commissioned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to develop the architectural design of all bridges required for the LA River Bike Path Gap Closure project. Jacobs Engineering Group and Alta Planning + Design will deliver the project in collaboration with us! We will design all bridge-like structures needed along the new bicycle path.

The Los Angeles River Bike Path Gap Closure Project entails design and construction of a bike path along an eight-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River (River) from Elysian Valley through Downtown Los Angeles to the City of Vernon, closing the longest remaining continuous gap in the Los Angeles River Bike Path.

The project will enhance mobility, provide commute options and access to employment hubs and high-quality transit lines, and provide a safer, more comfortable environment for people biking and walking. When completed, the LA River Path will offer a 32-mile continuous active transportation corridor connecting Long Beach to the San Fernando Valley.

The project is one of the city’s 28 infrastructure projects to be completed before the 2028 Olympics. It is scheduled to break ground in 2023 and complete in 2027.

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Nigtevecht Bridge completed

The impressive Nigtevecht bicycle bridge has been completed and is now in use. On September 7th, the entire project (which also entails a wildlife connection) will be officially opened. We are very pleased with the final result, as are all parties involved. Check out the latest pictures and find out more about the project by visiting our project page.

bridge design Taichung bridge, visualisation, design by ipv Delft

VeloCity 2018: meet you there!

Our very own senior designer and project leader Ivo Mulders will be speaking at the 2018 VeloCity conference in Brazil next month. The conference itself will be held from June 12th until June 15th, Ivo’s lecture is scheduled for the first day at 14:00 (Infrastructure – Small vs Big City Design). It’s a jam-packed programme, and a must for all of you involved in bicycle infrastructure. Plus, it’s a great chance to catch up or meet with Ivo…  See you there!

 

ipv Delft goes international

It’s official: we now have an international branch, ipv Delft international! The new branch will make it easier for us and our international clients to work together the world over. And yes, ipv Delft international is open for business, so do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in working with us on creating great-looking, well-functioning bicycle bridges or infrastructure!

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Nigtevecht bicycle bridge enters final stage

The build of Nigtevecht bicycle bridge is nearing its final stages. Last weekend, the steel arch bridge spanning 104 meter was put into place during a spectacular  night time event. The concrete approach spans have been constructed over the past year and the bridge is now set to be completed this summer. For more info or photos, visit the project page. A video of the night time event can be found on the building contractors Facebook page.

arch bridge for Eindhoven

In order to increase traffic flow on and around both the A2 and N2 road in Eindhoven, the city council asked us to design a bicycle bridge across the motorway. We first did a feasibility and design study. This led to the final design, which is set to be built in the near future. Integrated lighting is part of the design of this slender steel bridge with a 5 meter wide two-way bicycle lane.

slender bycicle fastlane, steel support, design by ipv Deflt

all set to go: slender steel bicycle bridge

A contractor has been assigned for the construction of the 54 m bicycle bridge we designed for Beek. The bridge is part of a bicycle fast lane, which aims to offer cyclists a fast and safe route between the cities of Sittard and Maastricht. The steel bridge is very slender, which also goes for its two steel supports. For more info visit our project page.

Hovenring Cycle pylon bridge Eindhoven, bridge design by ipv Delft

touring Australia

Senior designer and project manager Adriaan Kok is currently on a tour across Australia, where he has already met local government, large engineering firms, cycling advocates and other parties involved with bicycle infrastructure in the Perth area. He is currently in Melbourne, doing the same and will then go on towards Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.
The West Australian recently published an article, which you can read here.

 

bycicle roundabout Eindhoven, Hovenring, innovative bridge design by ipv Delft

meet us in Australia!

Our very own Adriaan Kok will be a speaker at the 8th Australian Small Bridges Conference in November! Check out the accepted abstracts for this interesting conference. Perhaps we will meet you there…

Hovenring Eindhoven cyclebridge, circle shaped bridge above highway, design of the bridge by ipv Delft

ipv Delft at Velo-city 2017 – June 13-16

For those interested in bicycle infrastructure and bicycle related policy and design, the international Velo-city conference is a must. Next week, the Dutch cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen are hosting Velo-city 2017. Of course, ipv Delft is there! We are hosting a CROW-session called Meet the makers, focusing on the Hovenring design and the Brief Dutch Design Manual for Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridges. We are also organising two extra-curricular excursions to the Hovenring and the Van Gogh bicycle path. Detailed info can be found on the Velo-City website.