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Bike path Langerbruggestraat

Location Ghent, Belgium
Timeline 2018 - 2019

construction of a bike path as missing link in a bicycle highway

Intro

The bicycle highway F402 is completed with this cycle path along the Langerbruggestraat, in the seaport of Ghent. With this 850-metre stretch, the daily bicycle commuter has a safe route from the Langerbrugge ferry. VK realised this missing link for the Province of East Flanders and North Sea Port.

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Client(s)
  • North Sea Port
Architects
  • VK

Story

On a daily basis numerous bicycle trips for work and school are on the counter.

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VK realised for the province of East Flanders and North Sea Port a missing link in the bicycle highway F402, located at the Langerbruggestraat. The F402 is a bicycle axis connecting the east and west sides of the Sea Canal Ghent-Terneuzen. On a daily basis numerous bicycle trips for work and school are on the counter.

A separate two-way cycle path has been constructed up to the Langerbrugge ferry, in asphalt over 850 metres. The two-way bike path has been constructed above the recently realised heat network at a width of three metres. The location between the canal and the industrial plots protects the cyclist against the freight traffic. Where the bike path crosses the local roads, the cyclist is given no right of way and is alerted to the crossing. Bicycle supports increase waiting comfort.

The bicycle infrastructure along the Langerbruggestraat represents an investment of 856,000 euros for the Province. The Flemish government subsidizes 50% through the Fietsfonds (Bike Fund), while North Sea Port allocates the land.

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