Bicycle–pedestrian conflicts to be eliminated in Isfahan

"The bicycle–pedestrian conflicts in Chaharbagh zone have turned into a problem; so, the experts of the Municipality's Department for Transportation are looking for a solution to separate the shared paths," Isfahan Municipality's Deputy Director for Transportation and Traffic said,

Iran (IMNA) - Hamid Aghaei stated, "Developing cycle networks has been started in 15 municipal districts; so far, 150 km has been constructed. "

He added, "Treatments for intersections and squares are on the agenda. Recently, some municipal districts have performed the adoption measures at intersections."

Treatments include the provision of dedicated areas for cars drivers, cyclist and pedestrians to make their way to their destinations without any conflicts.

Emphasizing that bicycle lanes at intersections should meet safety standard he said, "Considering that bike paths on streets have been completed, 40% of the intersection treatments have also been performed, and we hope to complete the project by the end of the year."

Referring to the improvement of the bike routes in Chaharbagh pedestrian zone, he said, "The bicycle–pedestrian conflicts in Chaharbagh zone have turned into a problem; so, the experts of the Municipality's Department for Transportation are looking for a solution to separate the shared paths."

To preserve a high quality of life, urban planners are advised to create walkable or bicycle-friendly cities that increase residents’ mobility. The challenge is to develop a concept that meets community concerns while creating a safe street for all users.

Complete street is a term that refers to an ideal area designed for all users including pedestrians, motorists, bicyclists as well as vehiclists.

Shifting the bicycle paths to be closer to or shared with the adjacent motor vehicle lanes need some precautions counting the standards merging area treatments that is currently being implemented in Isfahan.

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