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A network of cycling routes may appear in Nizhny Novgorod

July 7, 2017
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A network of cycling routes may appear in Nizhny Novgorod

The intention of the city administration to form a network of cycling routes in Nizhny Novgorod was provided by the press center of the authority. Recently, a conference was held at Arsenal, the National Center for Contemporary Arts, during which issues were discussed about the development of an infrastructure network for bicycle lovers in the city. The program is designed for a five-year period, from the future to the 2020th year.

This year, a project aimed at developing urban cycling has won the competition called “Open Nizhny”, held in Nizhny Novgorod. The conference was attended by representatives of academia, specialists from the city administration and about fifty active and enterprising citizens.

At the first stage of the project, participants suggested creating about thirty kilometers of transit bicycle paths along the banks of the Oka and Volga rivers. Another point of the program was the arrangement of a comfortable environment for bicycle lovers in the historic center of the city and the creation of modern parking lots for bicycles. The question of the participation of Nizhny Novgorod in federal programs aimed at finding investors who can provide funds for the development of this promising direction on favorable terms was considered.

The goal of the future program for the development of urban infrastructure is to ensure the proportionality of the architecture of the people living here, the development of public transport and non-motor mobility. Over seventy percent of the townspeople now live in the over-river areas of Nizhny Novgorod, where there are a sufficient number of territories suitable for creating bicycle paths, walking lines and recreation areas.

One of the conditions that the future network of bike lanes must meet is safety and comfort.New bicycle routes of Nizhny Novgorod will connect residential areas with the largest objects of the employment segment, metro stations and railways.

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