Since last year’s launch of several bike shares and their increasing popularity in Chengdu, a low-carbon lifestyle has gotten more and more attention. As bikes come back into our daily lives, so do many of the problems of sharing the road. Cars and bikes mixing on the road has its own set of stresses. Sometimes there are neither clearly marked bike passageways, or protective dividers between cars and bikes. You have to constantly watch your back at any moment to avoid getting rear-ended.
But there’s good news! On March 28th Chengdu Planning and Management Bureau revealed that the city will develop a comprehensive citywide “slow traffic system”, which includes building a 798 km long bicycle pathway in addition to a 2325 km bicycle corridor that will isolating non-motorized traffic from traffic.
What does this mean? In brief, it means that you can enjoy an uninterrupted, independent safe space exclusive for bicycling. Furthermore there will be supporting stations at which you can take a break, have a snack or chill and have a cup of tea. Finally, the width of bicycle corridor will be at least 2.5 meters wide to make sure you have room to ride safely.
Isn’t it exciting? This plan is a fantastic nod to a low-carbon lifestyle and an enjoyable ride:Something which we have always advocated. The best part is after its completion we will have more roads to choose from for our Friday Night Ride and other such rides. We’re definitely looking forward to the arrival of these two new bicycle corridors!