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Cyclists who ride on cycle paths in the wrong direction (on the left) are exposed to high risks. The Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) examined whether the hazards are equally high for cyclists riding on the left on cycle paths that are usable on both sides. As a result, action strategies could be developed to enhance safety.
The official opening of the first e-cycle superhighway in Germany took place on the 2nd of October in Göttingen.
The test route in Krommenie (province North-Holland) opened in October 2014, and consists of concrete modules of 2.5 by 3.5 meters with solar cells. It is expected to get more than 70 kWh per square meter per year.
London's streets will become safer and more accessible for cyclists. On February 4th 2015 the Transport for London (TfL) Board has approved plans for the construction of four new cycle superhighways. The schemes will cost around £160m to deliver between now and the end of 2016
The heated cycle path, which was putted into operation in February 2014 and which will be tested until 2016, successfully melted first snowfalls. The 50 meter test section consists of heatable concrete slabs. The heating is provided in an absolutely climate-neutral way, through heat accumulators and solar energy.
The project which was funded within the frame of Germany's National Cycling Plan has shown that many cyclists do not mind slopes - if good infrastructure and service are provided. A manual, including experiences, results and guidelines will be published in the beginning of 2015.
Since 2013, experiments focus on two solutions for cycling friendly traffic lights facilities: permitting cyclists to turn right during the red phase and street crossing together with the pedestrians during their green period. The results are generally positive. Hence the Department for Building and Transport will request a change in traffic law from the Federal Roads Office. Thereby, the pilot test solutions can be implemented permanently.
The north-south route will run for more than 3 mile, the east-west route will run over 18 miles. They cost about 913 million pounds and will be opened in 2016.
The handbook, which was published by the Frankfurt based mobility agency "ivm" in June 2014, shows road space design elements, focusing short-term and cost efficiently solutions for promoting cycling and walking. Against the background of public sector austerity, the book includes numerous best practice examples of how existing potentials can be used in an optimal way.
Besides many cycling promotion measures, the bicycle's 200th birthday gives the city of Mannheim an opportunity, to discuss and further develop the future role of cycling.
The parliamentary commission for transport and digital infrastructure debated on Mai 7th 2014 on the correspondent federal budget plan.
A special finance scheme helps to realize cycle paths
An unusual bike roundabout has been recently put to use in Zwolle. Bicycles can use it all the way, cars only partial.
File of the Week , I-10/2012: Roundabouts - Benefits for all road users. The Dossier describes the Integration of cycle traffic into various types of roundabouts.
The municipality of Almere and ForenZo, a mobility initiative of the Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB, have started a collaboration to encourage commuters to use the so-called 'Electric Freeway'.
Many commuters that work in Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark, live in the surrounding municipalities and thus have a long drive ahead of them before they get to work. So, the City of Aarhus has come up with a new project that invites commuters to exchange the last part of the drive with a refreshing bike ride.
New Brochure: "Measuring the Street: New Metrics for 21st Century Streets" New York City has been radically shifting space on its main thoroughfares away from cars, providing high quality cycle facilities, more space for pedestrians and better bus networks.
The country's first Cycle Super Highways – a bike lane that gives cyclists a safe, smooth ride and eliminates as many stops as possible is now open, connecting downtown Copenhagen with the town of Albertslund, 22km outside the city.
The very first bicycle track is being built in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. This is the first real result of advocating activities of Kyiv Cyclists' Association (KCA) - an ECF member, fighting for cycling infrastructure in Ukraine since 2005.
The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) today launched the first two Barclays Cycle Superhighways.
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