CYCLING IN STYLE
VËLODUKT: THE SOFT MOBILITY LINK BETWEEN ESCH-SUR-ALZETTE AND ESCH-BELVAL.
The ‘Vëlodukt’, inaugurated in December 2022, is the longest bridge exclusively dedicated to soft mobility in Europe. The 1.9 km of cycle path, including a 1.2 km cycle bridge, creates a link between Esch-sur-Alzette and Esch-Belval in the south of Luxembourg.
The name ‘Vëlodukt’ refers to its primary function, its slenderness and its elevated structure. Concrete pylons raise the orange bridge 7.5 metres above the ground.
Such unique structure calls for its very own identity. Thus, A DESIGNERS’ COLLECTIVE was commissioned to create a logo. The choice for a serif font was inspired by the crane-like pillars from which the path is suspended. Alike the bicycles on top of the bridge; the word ‘VËLO’ (bicycle) is positioned on top of the word ‘DUKT’ (duct). The ‘Umlaut’ mark (¨) represents the most abstract way to visualize a bike; its 2 wheels.