03 September, 2010

Yesterday New Cycle Lanes Opened Officially

Neue Schutzstreifen wurden gestern offiziell eingeweiht


Schutzstreifen Hofweg
Hofweg with new cycle lane


The countdown for European Green Capital 2011 runs. Hamburg improves the cycle infrastructure just before Europe comes to the harbour city and will check cycle traffic critically. Most of the old cycle tracks still have to be abolished. Yesterday representatives of the state traffic administration, the district administration and the local cycle club handed over 530 meters new cycle lanes to cyclists in Hofweg between Averhoffstraße and Winterhuder Weg.

Schutzstreifen Hofweg
Hofweg with cycle lane
Schutzstreifen Hofweg
Hofweg with cycle lane
Schutzstreifen Hofweg
Hofweg with cycle lane

Compared to the former narrow cycle tracks the new cycle lanes make cycling easier and more comfortable. Keeping cars away from the new cycle lanes is desirable for future time. Yesterday cyclists seemed to be satisfied with the new lanes. Cyclists of all ages took over them. The old cycle tracks were converted into sidewalks yesterday. Sidewalks will be wider, no conflicts between cyclists and pedestrians any more.


Schutzstreifen Hofweg
End of cycle lane in Hofweg
Hofweg: Neuer Schutzstreifen und alter "Radweg"
New cycle lane and erased old cycle track
Hofweg: "Radweg" wird zum Gehweg
Cycle track converted into sidewalk
Hofweg: "Radweg" ist jetzt Gehweg
Cycle track to sidewalk

The comfortable cycle lane stops in the middle of the long street and cyclists need to watch out carefully to pass by parking cars. Hopefully the bad cycle tracks in extension of Hofweg, in Papenhuder Straße, will be abolished as soon as possible, too. Those cycle tracks are even more unsatisfactory than the old ones in Hofweg and unusable. It will be a challenge not to miss out the difficulties in Papenhuder Straße in order to earn the right being European Green Capital and increase number of cyclists in Hamburg up to 18% as planned.

More about Hofweg: From Cycle Path to Cycle Lane: New Cycle Lanes in Hamburg´s Uhlenhorst

Radweg Hofweg zur Papenhuder Straße
Warning: Never take the switch to the old cycle tracks at the end of Hofweg to Papenhuder Straße! Otherwise you will pass the next stations . . .

Papanhuder Straße: So called "cycle tracks" still remained

"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße yesterday
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße some years ago
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße some years ago
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße yesterday
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße 2010 at evening
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße 2010 at evening
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße yesterday with Danish cargo bike
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße 2010 early evening
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße 2010 later evening
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße yesterday
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße some years ago early evening
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße some years ago late evening
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße 2010
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße yesterday
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße yesterday
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße yesterday
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße yesterday
"Radweg" Papenhuder Straße
Papenhuder Straße yesterday
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1 Kommentar:

  1. Der Radweg auf der Fahrbahn ist ja schön und gut und ein riesiger Schritt in die richtige Richtung, aber leider wird er schon jetzt als komfortabler Abstellraum für Kraftfahrzeuge missbraucht - besonders vor dem Supermarkt oder dem Eiscafe. Falschparkertickets habe ich an den Autos noch nicht finden können. Hoffentlich ändert sich das Bewusstsein der Autofahrer bezüglich der neuen Radwege schnell.

    Frank

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