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“Bicycle stopping areas” are becoming more common
21st July 2009
In Prague the first pair of the co called “V19s” (in Czech only) was first built at the end of the year 2005 in Ovenecká street (in Czech only) just before the crossroads with Veletržní street at a busy area where bicycle paths from Letná and Stromovka parks are crossing. Another area for bicyclists was built in 2007 at Rohanské nábřeží (riverfront). In 2008, eight crossroads have been supplemented with bicycle stopping areas in 28 traffic lanes. Since the year 2009, this infrastructure is being considered when any reconstruction or construction of traffic lights is to take place in Prague therefore as more projects are realized, further new bicycle stopping areas have emerged.
By the end of 2009, dozens of the so called V19s to supplement the traffic lanes should have been marked out.
Examples of some V19s built in the year 2009
Ke Krči x Jiskrova crossing (Praha 4 - Braník) – new construction
The most important is the connection with Na Mlejnku street where the intersection of bicycle routes no A 2, A 12 and A 22 is located. For other cyclists, the connection with Ke Krči street might be useful as well.
Korunní x Kladská crossing (Praha 2 – Vinohrady) – new construction
The lengthwise connection along Korunní street in the route of the planned A 231 is very important (more than 100 cyclists per day according to the counts).
Novodvorská x Mariánská x Zálesí crossing (Praha 4 - Lhotka) reconstruction
The crossing of transport axes in Lhotka where the direction alonh Novodvorská street is important for cyclists and where bicycle lanes are in preparation. A special traffic lane for buses, bicycles and taxi (in Czech only) has been already outlined in Zálesí street.
Bělocerkevská x 28. pluku crossing (Praha 10 - Vršovice) – new construction
This construction concerns a tangent connection Vršovice - Vinohrady - Žižkov in the route of the planned A 42 bicycle route with extension to A 231 bicycle route to náměstí Míru (square). In the framework of changing the transport regime in order to provide of preferential passage of buses, part of A 42 bicycle route is since June 2009 led through a designated traffic lane for buses, bicycles and taxi (in Czech only).