Bratislava to spend more than €1.6 million on bike paths this year

The priority of the city is to build separated bike lanes.

Bratislava will get new bike paths.Bratislava will get new bike paths. (Source: Sme)

Bratislava city council is currently working on an action plan for the development of the bike and pedestrian zones for 2019. It plans to spend more than €1.6 million on the development of bike paths in the city this year, the money being used for repair and maintenance of existing paths as well as the construction of new ones.

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Out of capital expenditures projected at €1.413 million, the biggest portion - €0.5 million – is allocated for the design and construction of new bike paths. These include the 8-km bike path from Kollárovo Square to Hečkova Street (R13), the 2.5-km path connecting the Main Station with the main bus station, Stanica Nivy (R20), the 5.5-km path from Kamenné Square to Astronomická Street (R16), the 5.5-km path from the Lafranconi Bridge to Podkolibská Street and the 7.5-km path from Račianska Street to the Little Danube.

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The city council has allocated €300,000 from this financial package for the completion of the Starohájska bike path, the construction of which was launched in 2018, and for the continuation of the bikesharing project launched in late 2018. Another €372,000 will go on the reconstruction of existing bike paths and mixed paths for cyclists and pedestrians.

Current expenditures are budgeted at €260,000, of which €100,000 will go for the repair, maintenance and cleaning of bike paths and markings, the building of information boards and bike stands and adjustments to bike path crossings. The bikesharing project will get €130,000 for its extension. The remaining €30,000 will be used for navigation traffic markers for bikers.

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