Thursday, May 1, 2014

This is real bicycle highway

The cycle highway from Hattem to Zwolle was festively opened by a class of schoolchildren, the alderman for traffic of the city of Zwolle and a representative of the province of Overijssel on November first of 2012. It was the third part of the entire route. The first part consists of ordinary cycling infrastructure from Hattem to a new railroad bridge. The second part is that railroad bridge over the river IJssel that got a cycle path hanging from one side of it. The cycle path on the bridge was already opened in June 2011. But with that third part the total fast cycle route was completed. It means people can now cycle the entire 5.5 kilometre route from Hattem in the province of Gelderland to Zwolle, the capital of the province of Overijssel at high speed away from motor traffic.The 5.5 metre wide fast cycle route from Hattem to Zwolle in the city of Zwolle. The route has almost no intersections and there are no traffic lights. Cyclists have priority all the way and that makes this route a fast and viable alternative to the car. The route for motor traffic is also almost one kilometer longer. The fast cycle route is an attractive and quick route to Zwolle’s central railway station but it can also be used to reach several schools and a commercial area. Read on here. The beauty in the video starts at 5'45" Thanks again Bicycle Dutch.

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