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Sommarcykelvägar: en framtida potential för ökad utbyggnad av cykelvägnätet?
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Summer cycle paths:– a future potential for further expansion of the cycle path network? (English)
Abstract [sv]

Summer cycle paths are characterised by having a slightly lower standard than "normal" cycle paths. In this context, a lower standard implies that the cycle paths do not necessarily have to be given an asphalt surface, do not have to be provided with lighting or receive winter maintenance. The concept summer cycle path is a new one, and there are therefore no clear assessment criteria as to when a cycle path is to be constructed to a lower standard and therefore classified as a summer cycle path. The intention of constructing summer cycle paths is to make it possible for the cycle path network to be further expanded within the existing financial constraints. The present report describes, inter alia, the work of some Swedish municipalities on summer cycle paths. The data is based on replies to the questionnaire that was sent to around 10 municipalities. The results show that there only is limited number of summer cycle paths. Summer cycle paths that exist are situated where motor roads have been rerouted and the original road can instead be used as a cycle path. In some cases old railway trackbeds are used as summer cycle paths, and in a few instances there are newly constructed summer cycle paths.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI rapport 619 , 2008. , 72 p.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
Cycle track, Summer, Low cost road, Surfacing, Lighting, Traffic sign, Maintenance, Cost, Questionnaire
Research subject
Road: Maintenance; Road: Highway design
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6476OAI: diva2:675355
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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