A dozen new or renovated cycle ways, hundreds of new parking spaces for cycles and improved traffic safety in the form of crossings for cyclists. A new cycling year is about to start and Gothenburg Urban Transport Administration can present a long list of planned investments.
” We are going to develop more new features in our Cykelstaden (a City for Cyclists) app, to make cycling in the city easier. Among other things, it will be easy to see where there are traffic jams,” says Malin Månsson, Cycle Strategist at Gothenburg Urban Transport Administration.
Another important area to look at is regulations governing how cycle traffic should be handled during construction work, and how different types of cycle crossings shall be designed. The goal is improved accessibility and safety for city cyclists.
More Styr & Ställ
The City will also continue to build and expand Styr & Ställ bike-hire stations around the city. A new cycle station is planned at Stenpiren, and 300 new cycle parking places will be added to existing stations. In addition, a cycle parking tower with space for 150 bicycles will be built at built at Drottningtorget, plus about 400 ordinary cycle parking spaces. New cycle parking is also planned at ten schools and near several bus stops.
The Bike-friendly Workplace scheme is returning this year. This award scheme encourages workplaces to make it easy for employees to take their bikes to work, and is part of Urban Transport’s plan to make Gothenburg a truly cycle-friendly city. It is the fourth consecutive year that the Bike-friendly Workplace awards will be held.
Construction/ improvement of cycle ways, in accordance with the new Cycle Programme:
- Fräntorp/Östra Torpavägen: New bike path through the park between Östra Torpavägen and Fräntorps Folkets Hus.
- Redbergsvägen, section between Danska Vägen and Kobbarnas väg: The continued extension of the commuter cycle network with one and two-way cycle ways and bicycle-speed streets.
- Olskroken: Commuter cycle way, separate from pedestrians, built along Martin Andersson gata/E20 and linked to Redbergsvägen.
- Delsjövägen: Upgrading existing cycle way to commuter network standard.
- Munkebäcksgatan, section from Virginsgatan to Bromeliusgatan: Upgrading existing cycle way to commuter network standard.
- Härlandavägen/Torpagatan, section from Örngatan to Munkebäcksgatan: Upgrading existing cycle way to commuter network standard.
- Torpagatan, section from Munkebäcksgatan to Rosendalsgatan: Upgrading the north cycle way to commuter network standard. Improvements too to the southern cycle path.
- Toredalsgatan, section from Hjalmar Brantingsgatan to Toleredsgatan: Construction of extended one-way cycle lanes.
- Otto Elanders gata/Jolengatan: Joint project between Gothenburg and Mölndal to create a route for cyclists and pedestrians across municipal boundaries.
Lighting on cycle ways
- Gråbovägen between Gunnilse Granväg and Björsared and a stretch by the E20 between Storkgatan and Martin Anderssons gata.
Measures for improved traffic safety:
- Domarringsgatan/Kongahällavägen: Raised crossing for cyclists and pedestrians.
- Plejadgatan/Ceresgatan: Raised crossing for cyclists and pedestrians.
- Godhemsgatan, section from Ekedalsgatan to Slottsskogsgatan: Construction of a short one-way cycle path.
- Gustaf Larsson väg (Volvo) – upgraded crossing for cyclists and pedestrians.
- Sommarvädersgatan, south section: Construction of three raised crossings for cyclists and pedestrians.
- Gamla Ceresgatan: The construction of a new link to Ceresgatan’s cycle way.
- Minelundsgatan/Generatorsgatan (Hornbach): Construction of raised crossing for cyclists and pedestrians.
- Långströmsgatan/Prosten Ahlbergs gata: The construction of a new cycle crossing.
- Lindholmsallén: Re-construction of cycle way for better flow of cycle traffic by the steps.
- Smörgatan, north-east section: Construction of a speed bump where a cycle route merges with other traffic.
- Tolvskillingsgatan at Högsbohöjds junction: The construction of two speed bumps where a cycle route merges with other traffic.
Read more about the City of Gothenburg’s Traffic & Public Transport Authority action plan on För liv och rörelse.