Rosa Fernández, cantonal deputy director ofUrban Planning and Territorial Development, indicated that the project hasadvanced in the area of design and planning.
He stressed that the bikeways are already placedin the area of Chile Street, in an area of three kilometers.
“Chile Street is very important because itallows you to connect from the center of the city with the area of El Florón,where many people move by bicycle,” he said.
As he explained, this idea was born within the urban master plan of the city. "The whole topic was hierarchized. It is looking for an order and connectivity that allows access and unify the different neighborhoods among themselves, "explained Fernandez.
According to the official, three types of bicycle lanes are projected: those associated with the main arterial roads, which will have an extension of 48.19 kilometers inside the city.
Another one of the classifications are theexpress ones (that are in the fast roads) that will have 18,64 kilometers; andfinally there are the complementary (connects to the neighborhoods), 57.70kilometers. “In total there are 125 kilometers, three of them alreadybuilt, which go through the regeneration of the center, in Las Vegas park andLa Rotonda,” he said.
Without space. The need for bicycle lanes is latent in several citizens.
Even many of them denounce that they are not respected.
Robert Vélez, a cyclist, was trying to travel on University Avenue.
However, he had to do it on the sidewalk, where pedestrians walk, because the bike path, its space, was occupied by vehicles belonging to a State institution.
"They should do more bike lanes in the streets that are fast, to safeguard our lives," he said.
In the same place was Miguel Bravo, cyclist, who also had to pass through the path. "Imagine. The bike path is busy and we throw ourselves into the street and put our lives in danger, "he said.
Faced with this, Fernandez explained that oncethe bike paths are implemented, a strategy should be found to prevent the areadestined to cyclists from being interrupted with cars. (I)