STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The Swedish Transportion Administration (Trafikverket) announced their plans for a all new high-quality high speed cycleway at Solna’s Library in Solna Centrum, Sweden on Wednesday evening – arriving in 2019.
The new pathway stretches out 7 meters long along E4 between Norrtul and Kista and around 2.5-3.5 meters wide. It will double the capacity for cyclers allowed than previous lanes.
The Swedish Transportion Administration (Trafikverket) plans for the new lane will be equipped to handle flooding and will be far away from regular pathways for safety purposes. It can be enjoyed by both those wishing to walk or cycle the road at E4 Norrtul-Kista.
Noran Khalfallah (Project Engineer) and Jonathan Svensson were excited and helpful with giving us the details on the new project expected to roll out by the end of 2019.
” This will make it much easier for persons to travel with the new pathway,” said Noran Khalfallah (Project Engineer). There are lots of very strict guidelines that we must follow as the pathway passes through sensitive natural and cultural environments of national interest or with special protection and there will be
little intrusion as possible in these areas to make this happen.”
The main purpose of the project is improved accessibility and road safety for mainly cyclists. The new cycle path facilitates bicycle work as a climate-friendly transport option in accordance with the transport policy goals.
For those who attended the meeting, were able to see a layout of the plans as well as a virtual bike ride and a ready made Youtube of the animation of the planned cycle path along the E4 from Solna tingshus until Silverdal in Sollentuna as it is planned to look when it is completed.
More information on the project is available here:www.trafikverket.se/norrtul_kista_cykelvag
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post