Curitiba to earn 200 km of bicycle infrastructure by 2025

Curitiba is expected to reach 408 km of bicycle infrastructure set up by 2025. The 200 km extension is part of the Cycle Route Plan developed by the city hall and announced by Mayor Rafael Greca at the reopening of work at the City Hall on Monday (4).

“The new bike structures have as their priority the intermodality, so as to favor the integration of the bicycle into the public transport network and other modes,” says Luiz Fernando Jamur, president of Curitiba’s Urban Research and Planning Institute (Ippuc).

The proposal of the city hall for the first stage of the plan, starting this year, is to increase the cycling structure of the city by almost 14%. There will be another 28.8 km integrated to the transportation axes of Avenida República Argentina and Rua Padre Anchieta to universities and places of great flow of people.

With the realization of the first stage of the plan, Curitiba will reach a percentage of 4.93% of urban roads destined to the ciclomobilidade.

The number is very close to the 5% recommended by the legislation that determines the construction of cycle paths and cycle routes in an integrated way to collective transportation.

Today, the extension of the cycling system implanted in the city is equivalent to 4.34% of the road network.

“With the plan finalized, our city will have a structure of bicycle routes corresponding to 8.5% of the total of 4,8 thousand km of the road network. We will overcome the index provided in the legislation promoting the intermodal integration defined in the mobility plan of the city, “Jamur noted.

There will be 9.5 km of cycle paths along the central-west axis of transport, linking the central region to the Positivo University and UTFPR; 6 km of cycle tracks from the Japan Square to Fazendinha, along the axis of the Argentine Republic; 1.4 km integrating the Japan Square to Santa Quitéria, allowing the connection via September 7 and Arthur Bernardes; 5.8 km of cycle lanes in the extension of the Linha Verde Norte, from near Victor Ferreira do Amaral Avenue to Atuba station; 3.5 km in the intercampi stretch of UFPR, integrating the Agrarian and Communication units, in the region of Cabral, Juvevê and Hugo Lange; and 2.6 km on the Tarumã / Linha Verde link, in the vicinity of the Park Jockey Shopping complex, completing the 28.8 kilometers of bike structures planned for 2019.

Intermodality
The new transport terminal at Tatuquara, with works already underway, will have a bike stand with 108 seats and a locker structure to cater for cyclists. At the terminals of Hauer and Campina do Siqueira, which will be rebuilt, there will be another 108 seats in each and changing rooms.

“The goal is to establish a logical cycling structure based on the movements and availability of the integrated transport network (RIT), promoting maximum possible connections, seeking quality and safety, including support structures for the cyclist”, reinforces Jamur.

The plan provides for a system consisting of connecting links (connecting by means of signaling or infrastructure the sectors not covered by the cycle structure to the nearest existing structure) favoring intermodality or multimodality transport.

Structure types
In the implantations are predicted types of cycle structures, between cycle routes, cycle paths, cycle paths on the sidewalk, shared pathways, cicorrotas and shared walks.

The classification defined in the plan is based on the parameters established in the Brazilian Traffic Code (Federal Law 9,503 / 97) and duly adapted to the typologies existing at the local level.

Cycle routes are structures intended for the exclusive traffic of bicycles, physically separated from the tread of cars and pedestrians, through a gap or element of protection, which may be unidirectional or bi-directional.

Cycles are bicycle traffic lanes, deployed in the same direction as the track, separated from the car’s range by asphalt paint and / or reflective studs.

Cycle paths on the sidewalks are preferred bicycle traffic lanes, deployed at the same level as sidewalks, marked with horizontal signage located next to the walking strip intended for pedestrians.

Shared lanes are preferred lanes for bicycles, defined by dashed horizontal signage, located on the right edge of the slow pathways of the structural axis, in the same direction of the roadway.

Cyclorhounds are recommended routes on lower flow routes, indicated on the public road by horizontal signaling, where cyclists divide the road space with cars.

Shared walks are bike paths built on the sidewalks (sidewalk) next to the space for pedestrians.

Pinned

Under development by Ippuc, the plan will be presented to the City Council (Concitiba) in the first ordinary meeting, scheduled for the second week of March.

The Cicloviária Structure Plan is part of the Mobility Sector Plan, which is under review and updated by Ippuc. The Mobility Plan in force in Curitiba is foreseen in 2008. Under the City Statute (Federal Law 10,257 / 2001), the Sector Plans must be updated in line with the Master Plan.

Actual structure

Curitiba today has 208.5 km of cycle structure, being: 100.8 km of shared sidewalks (48.3% of the total network); 31.1km of bicycle paths (14.9% in relation to the total network); 25.1 km of cycle tracks on the sidewalk (12% of the total); 19.6 km of cycle route on the slow road (9.4% of the total); 18.7 km from cycloways.

 

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