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What does a tractor gate do on the F1 cycle highway?

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The most visible upgrades on the section of the cycle highway F1 between Mechelen and Vilvoorde in Belgium is the new asphalt surfacing on the towpath along Zenne and two new cycling bridges across the river. But safety and comfort on a cycle highway is determined also by solutions that are nearly invisible from the user perspective. One of such changes is a “tractor gate” on the crossing of Weverstraat, Nedergemlaan and Begijnhofstraat in Zemst. Read More

More safety and comfort on the F1 cycle highway

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The 46 km F1 cycle highway connecting Antwerp with Brussels has undergone significant upgrades on the stretch between Zemst and Eppegem. On the 20th of February, the improvements along the Zenne were inaugurated by Flemish Minister of Mobility and Public Works, Ben Weyts, and include a brand new cycling bridge, 4 meter wide cycling paths, and new safe crossings. Read More

How to keep the costs of a cycle highway low: the A15/F15 case study

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The planned F15 cycle highway in the Netherlands represents a new model for cycling infrastructure projects. Not because of the route’s design standard, its length, or the new cycling bridge over the Pannerdensch Canal, but because of the lowest common denominator. Cost. This is possible because of the high level of integration the project has with the adjacent A15 motorway, sharing resources, rather than duplicating them, by working together. Read More

Wider cycle paths, more attractive public space

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Between 2008 and 2016 the number of cars driving across Dronning Louises Bro in Copenhagen dropped by nearly 60%. But the total number of people using the bridge increased by 16000 per day, thanks to higher numbers of cyclists. Additionally, shifting the traffic from cars to bicycles resulted more attractive public spaces that people not only commute through, but also like to spend time in. Read More