SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul metropolis authorities stated Monday it can start development subsequent week on a bicycle-only highway alongside its central Cheonggye Stream subsequent week, aiming to open the brand new environmentally pleasant mode of transport in April 2021.
The brand new bicycle-only highway might be 5.94 kilometers lengthy, connecting Cheonggye Plaza within the central ward of Jongno and the Gosanja bridge within the japanese ward of Dongdaemun.
Cyclists will be capable to take pleasure in an 11.88-km spherical journey, safely separated from the automobiles, alongside the Cheonggye Stream that runs by way of the guts of Seoul.
The development of the brand new Cheonggye Stream bicycle highway is a part of the municipal authorities’s bid to develop the capital’s whole bicycle highway community from the present 940 km to 1,220 km by 2030.
Town authorities additionally goals to construct 23.3 km of the so-called Cycle Speedy Transit (CRT), which refers to bicycle highways utterly separated from automotive roads.
The Cheonggye Stream bicycle highway will join with bicycle highways to be constructed throughout town, together with Jungnang Stream within the east and Sejong Boulevard and Hangang Boulevard, which attain the Han River, finishing the city-wide CRT.
The CRT is predicted to supply cyclists easy accessibility to fashionable locations, together with Seoul Forest and Olympic Park in southeastern Seoul, metropolis officers stated.
The development alongside the Cheonggye Stream will largely occur at evening to reduce congestion and inconvenience to residents, they added.