Barcelona will have another 4 km of cycle lanes in the autumn

Barcelona will have another 4 km of cycle lanes in the autumn

22/06/2016 - 13:44 h*

Infrastructures. Work has started on installing the cycle lane on C/ Travessera de Gràcia, C/ Marina and C/ Cartagena.

This summer work will be carried out to put a two-way cycle lane in place on the left of the traffic flow on C/ Travessera de Gràcia, between C/ Bailèn and C/ Cartagena; C/ Marina, between Av. Diagonal and Travessera de Gràcia; and  C/ Cartagena, between C/ Consell de Cent and Travessera de Gràcia.

The lane will interconnect with the 30 kph zone in the Gràcia neighbourhood, and with the existing lanes on Passeig de Sant Joan,  Consell de Cent, Av. Diagonal, C/ Provença and Av. Gaudí. The interconnection with the existing cycle lane on C/ Marina (junction with Av. Diagonal) will not be put in place in this project nor, possibly, the C/ Escorial stretch.

In all the new lane will be 3.947 metres long.

The project envisages cycle lane resurfacing on the stretches currently occupied by services and which are in poor condition, installing a gutter where required (some parts of C/ Cartagena) and traffic lights, as well as cycle lane signs and road markings.

The work will be carried out according to the following schedule:

Traffic light alterations. 15 June to 23 August 2016.

Alterations to the traffic lights on Travessera de Gràcia, C/ Marina and C/ Cartagena where the road works are being carried out, with the following conditions:

  •  The alterations will be carried out on the pavement, without affecting traffic and ensuring pedestrians can use the pavement at all times.
  •  Should a crossing be required due to the obstruction of existing mains, it will be put in place half the road surface at a time, with prior authorisation from the Guàrdia Urbana Public Works Unit.

Cycle lane on Travessera de Gràcia (1.5 km)

24 August 16 September 2016.

Relaying the road surface where it is in poor condition, adding a gutter where there is none, and putting cycle lane markings, signs and protection in place on Travessera de Gràcia.

Cycle lane on C/ Marina ( 1.2 km)

16 September to 5 October 2016.

Relaying the road surface where it is in poor condition, adding a gutter where there is none, and putting cycle lane markings, signs and protection in place on C/ Marina

Cycle lane C/ Cartagena (1.2 km)

6 October to 10 November 2016.

Relaying the road surface where it is in poor condition, adding a gutter where there is none, and putting cycle lane markings, signs and protection in place on C/ Cartagena.

The work will be carried out in sections and it will be necessary to withdraw parking on the streets affected gradually as the work advances. Signs banning parking will be put in place eight days before.

The work will be carried out in the parking area, and the traffic lane nearest the new cycle lane will only be occupied during resurfacing. Road markings at junctions will be painted half the road surface at a time.

The cycle lanes will go into service as they are finished and they will be closed off by barriers and signs at either end until they are open to cyclists.

 

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