Cycle Lanes

December 15th
Cycle lanes presented to the Public

In Calle Canal Norte, which crosses the Canal de la Fontana, there will be a "cycle road" because this narrow road is shared with one way traffic and pedestrians. The cycle road is distinguished only by paint on the asphalt and a speed limit of 30km / h.

In places where the bike path runs along the road and there is plenty of traffic, the bikes and traffic are segregated with a curb. This is the solution adopted for Carrertera del Pla, next to the Moli Blanc, and Avenida de Alicante. In this case, when a roundabout is encountered, the bike path continues along the pavement on a painted cycle lane.

In Montañar I, the long stretch near the sea which is nearing completion, the width of the sidewalk has been expanded. This not only accomodates the needs of cyclists and pedestrians, but the narrower road also limits the speed of motor traffic. Eventually the road will be one way towards the port.

In the river area, Between Javea Camping and puente del Llavado, because the lane is only 2.8 m wide, there will be a wooden railing to give cyclists more security. Signs will warn motorists of cyclists and there will be a speed limit. While in urban areas, such as the Old Town, cycle routes will be signposted and will highlight historic buildings.

The area near Ca. Pla to to the junction of Avenida del Puerto is a problem because the road is narrow, there are many cyclists and pedestrians, fast moving traffic and no pavement. This road will therefore be one way (south) with a curb to separate bikes form the traffic lane and a pedestrian way which will be marked with paint.

Finally, the Port will be linked with the Old Town via a bike path that will pass through the Avenida del Puerto, Avenida Juan Carlos I and Alicante Avda. This will reduce the last stretch of road to a single lane, creating a bike lane and parking for vehicles, finally regularizing the situation of vehicles which currently park on the pavement, making it difficult to cross. The bike lane will be to the left of the road (as you go up) parking spaces will be in the centre, leaving the remaining space for vehicles and leaving the pavement clear.

As to the Avenida del Puerto, the intention is to create a separate cycle lane consisting of a dotted line painted on the road, as in Holland. If this works it will be used elsewhere.

Members of the audience suggested that the edge of the tracks should be painted with reflective paint, and action should be taken to prevent people parking on the pavement/ tracks. Some concern was expressed about the safety of the Montañar track as regards wobbly child cyclists.

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