Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

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Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby am50em » Sat Apr 29, 2023 12:06 pm

World longest purpose built cycling tunnel.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... _20230428

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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby redsonic » Sat Apr 29, 2023 5:01 pm

I like how they've designed it so pedestrians won't want to walk the bike lanes, and bikes won't want to stray into the pedestrian lanes.
The pedestrian section is coated with blue rubber to make it more comfortable for walkers (and, incidentally, less efficient for bikes).

They had to make the tunnel anyway, as an escape route for the light rail line. Why aren't there more of these?

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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby JPB » Sat Apr 29, 2023 7:17 pm

Nice
I went to the tunnel website to read a bit more about it ( isn't google translate a wonderful thing )
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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby rkelsen » Sun Apr 30, 2023 3:47 pm

$29m... The talkback radio hosts would have a field day with that.

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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby g-boaf » Sun Apr 30, 2023 6:06 pm

I don't see the point of posting these articles, none of it will happen here - the talkback radio hosts and their conservative government friends will block it. :roll:

Maybe I'm being too cynical. :( If only this stuff would happen here.

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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby am50em » Sun Apr 30, 2023 6:18 pm

It is only one conservative (L-NP) government at the moment isn't it?!
We are getting active pathway as part of light rail thru Parramatta and other extensions in that area. And hopefully Harbour bridge ramp. Slow progess but at least some progress.

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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby am50em » Sun Apr 30, 2023 7:21 pm

For those interested

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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby g-boaf » Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:29 pm

am50em wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2023 6:18 pm
It is only one conservative (L-NP) government at the moment isn't it?!
We are getting active pathway as part of light rail thru Parramatta and other extensions in that area. And hopefully Harbour bridge ramp. Slow progess but at least some progress.
Oh, that's interesting - where does that go? Welcome improvement.

I hope eventually the path all the way through to Circular Quay ends up getting built, but it looks like it'll remain on PDF only.

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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby am50em » Mon May 01, 2023 7:13 am

Parramatta to Carlingford linking up with Parramatta Valley cycleway.
https://www.parramattalightrail.nsw.gov ... ike-riding.

Yes extension to city is sorely missing.
Hopefully all new light rail provides adjacent shared paths.

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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 16, 2023 2:08 pm

am50em wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2023 7:21 pm
For those interested
Fabolous piece of infrastructure, just what we need in Sydney to bypass North Sydney
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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby Mr Purple » Tue Jul 18, 2023 12:11 pm

rkelsen wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2023 3:47 pm
$29m... The talkback radio hosts would have a field day with that.
I agree.

However I was recently reading about a small intersection in Brisbane undergoing a minor upgrade - couple of turning lanes and traffic lights (no bike infrastructure of course).

$15 million.

A shame the same standards aren't applied to scrutinising road upgrades.

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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby g-boaf » Wed Jul 19, 2023 7:09 pm

Mr Purple wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2023 12:11 pm
rkelsen wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2023 3:47 pm
$29m... The talkback radio hosts would have a field day with that.
I agree.

However I was recently reading about a small intersection in Brisbane undergoing a minor upgrade - couple of turning lanes and traffic lights (no bike infrastructure of course).

$15 million.

A shame the same standards aren't applied to scrutinising road upgrades.
That's true - even the smallest bit of cycling infrastructure gets a huge storm of criticism. :roll:

I'm really getting over cycling it must be said.

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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby warthog1 » Wed Jul 19, 2023 8:55 pm

g-boaf wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2023 7:09 pm


That's true - even the smallest bit of cycling infrastructure gets a huge storm of criticism. :roll:

I'm really getting over cycling it must be said.
I love cycling. I am just over the bogan Australian culture. We are a disgrace and an embarrassment in so many ways. Attitudes to cycling is one.

Gravel has improved things markedly for me. Almost no traffic, so consequently no arrogant, ignorant d'heads to spoil things. So much better.
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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby antigee » Thu Jul 20, 2023 7:53 pm

redsonic wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2023 5:01 pm

........They had to make the tunnel anyway, as an escape route for the light rail line. Why aren't there more of these?
that was my understanding so is it truly "cycling infrastructure" ? or just a thoughtful modification of other transport infrastructure

here in Melbourne we are getting new "cycling infrastructure" on (in my opinion) quite a scale...like this tunnel its comes with other major transport projects: Level crossing removals, Westgate "tunnel", North East link...many km of new hopefully not substandard shared use paths with the cost disappearing as a fraction of the budgets and no complaints as no one would know unless you are a cyclist...but still only a fraction of the road network and maybe not were it is most needed

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Re: Norway cycle/pedestrian tunnel

Postby brumby33 » Fri Jul 21, 2023 4:55 am

Yes Other Countries can do it too, even those Countries that are still referred to as developing Countries.....like South Korea

These are 2 that come to mind:

yes they even make entire bridges just for bicycles....amazing!!

and

Topped with solar panels.....

Both great ideas and with electric bikes soon to become the normal way to ride, it stands to reason why these should be developed a lot more. Along the concept of if we build it, they will come, if people see a viable alternative to driving to work, they will change even if their mind is the opposite at first.
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