Right into the heart: new cycling lane on Prospekt Svobodi in Lviv
The central Prospect Svobodi (Freedom Avenue) is the main arterial link between the southern and northern districts of Lviv as well as part of the historic city centre. In the course of reconstruction of Prospect Svobodi, the decision has been taken to reduce the width of the carriageway for cars and to introduce a cycling path on the left side close to the green median area. In order to improve the visibility of this new infrastructure, red colour has been used.
Extension planned in spring 2012
The new path provides a high quality facility for cyclists in the city centre, linking important points of interest and offering a comfortable opportunity to cross the city centre quickly. The first stretch links the famous Opera House with Hnatyuka Street (close to Grand Hotel).
In Spring 2012 the cycling path will be extended to Mickiewicz monument. The cycling path is part of the envisaged inner-city cycling ring which has been approved by the Executive Committee of the City of Lviv in December 2011.
The city of Lviv is implementing an ambitious cycling programme: Based on a comprehensive cycling development programme, the city has started in 2011 to build the first new cycling routes. According to the approved plans, the city will feature about 270 km of cycling infrastructure in 2019.
Lviv / Ukraine has a population of about 760,000. It is the administrative, industrial, cultural and educational centre of Western Ukraine, and the city's centre is listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Lviv will host three matches of the EURO2012 championship.