Durban to get 40km of cycle lanes

2013-09-04 15:18

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Durban – The Ethekwini municipality is in the process of creating about 40km of cycling lanes in Durban and the surrounding townships, which they hope will change the face of transport in the city.

IOL reports that the routes will pass many of Durban’s tourist hot spots, such as uShaka Marine World, Greyville racecourse and Moses Mabhida Stadium. They will also take cyclists through the bustle of Florida Road and past Mitchell Park.

According to Carlos Esteves, deputy head of road systems management about R40m has been spent on the lanes. He’s also assured motorists that the new lanes will not cause any inconvenience.

Safety cameras will be installed at certain spots where riders can park and lock their bicycles. Some were up at strategic locations, such as the beachfront, where the new bike lanes are complete.

AA spokesperson Gary Ronald applauded the city’s bike plans, saying they showed that the plight of cyclists was being acknowledged.

Cycle lanes are also being planned for uMlazi and KwaMashu.

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