Bike Lanes in Access Routes to Urban Centers and Rural Roads

One of the main focuses of Sustainable Mobility Programs being carried out in many large cities, such as in the City of Buenos Aires, is the implementation of bicycle traffic prioritization systems. The current network consisting of protected circuits spanning more than 130 km provides users with the appropriate safety conditions by separating, in part, bicycles from vehicle traffic flow. This has resulted in a significant increase in the number of users of this alternate means of transport, which further benefited thanks to the implementation of a free of charge bicycle provision system that users may access on loan. While the advantages of these alternate means of transport are highly evident, it is necessary to raise a critical question to assess –within a comprehensive framework- the results of traffic optimization as a strategy intended to adjust the road structure, on the one hand, and urban policies, on the other, especially in large cities with high levels of vehicle demand and frequent congestions. Moreover, note the wide range of actions provincial road authorities have been making for the construction of these bike lanes, for cyclists, or for the shared use with pedestrians in paths parallel to the sidewalks, making up long routes. This way, by moving this kind of traffic to separate and protected public spaces, the likelihood of accidents almost disappears. This road policy has spread to all route improvement or conservation works that record journeys to or from several cities of pedestrians, cyclists or, eventually, motorcycle traffic. Likewise, a methodology has been implemented whereby road works need to include infrastructure for alternate transport, such as bicycles or pedestrians. This document addresses the background to numerous works, both in urban and rural areas, highlighting those which, due to their relevance, make a significant contribution to transport development and road safety improvement for vulnerable traffic.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 19p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01715707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2019 4:06PM