Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Yekaterinburg halts construction of bike path on main avenue

Yekaterinburg's Improvement Committee said this week that the plan created this year to build a bicycle path along the main avenue in the city will not move forward.

According to Tamara Blagodatkova, the chairman of the Improvement Committee, the traffic police have not signed off on the creation of the new path because they consider it to be unsafe, E1.ru reports.

Yekaterinburg's Vice-Mayor Eugene Lipovicha initially came up with the idea for the construction of the new bike path.

Blagodatkova said that bike paths are renovated and constructed often, as in the Academic district, but the plan formed to build the main avenue bicycle path has been very problematic, despite the committee's efforts to construct new bike paths whenever possible, according to E1.ru.

Cycle paths are being built on as many streets as possible, considering the amount of new construction that is taking place. Blagodatkova said that the paths are essential for people to be able to get around the city.