Creating a temporary bicycle path on a departmental highway in the Greater Paris area
9 May 2020 - Projects update and handover - France
In preparation for the lockdown easing in France, Signature (Eurovia) is working for the Seine Saint Denis department’s authorities, building a temporary bicycle path on the RD 932, the departmental highway connecting Porte de la Villette at the edge of Paris to Le Bourget via Pantin, Aubervilliers and La Courneuve.
The goal is to encourage commuters to cycle instead of using public transport or their cars. The road (the former RN2, which has been upgraded into a two-lane dual carriageway) is wide enough to accommodate a secure path for cyclists. The works will continue until the end of June and include laying 6,000 plastic bollards and 60 km of yellow road markings. In anticipation of the Paris Olympics, Seine Saint Denis authorities are also planning to build bicycle paths on all the department’s highways between now and 2024.