A key principle that sets the infrastructure of the Netherlands apart from the United States in my opinion is the emphasis placed on pedestrians and bicyclists over cars in every situation. From the 1950’s when the amount of cyclists was at its highest, the video shows how cyclists had a natural right of way and respect from motorcars that was shocking to see as an American who feels as though bicycles have always been practically invisible or a nuisance to cars. The infrastructure of bike lanes that is being constantly reworked and updated for the times, consistently focuses on the ease and safety of the cyclists over the ease and convenience of the cars. However, with the emphasis being placed on the cyclists and pedestrians, traffic in turn becomes much more effective and smooth compared to the issues that were caused when there was more focus on traffic for cars and cycling was a secondary concern.
The blue lines show the current paths for cyclists trying to manuever the roundabout from one island to the other. It is extremely inconvenient to have to go through a crowded shopping center, usually having to dismount and then get back onto your bike and around to the other island. There currently is no safe way to head toward Betsy Kerrison Parkway leaving Kiawah because there is only one bike path on the side marked in blue through the parking lot. To accommodate that there is only one bike lane I suggest the Red being the extra bike lane all the way through the roundabout rather than ending way before, to create an easy way to both get to Seabrook and to Betsy Kerrison without having to build another path just extend and clearly mark the current one.