Milizie bike lane: strategic and functional flat route

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Intervention of Roma Servizi per la Mobilità by European funds

Four hundred and fifty metres: a small adjustment to complete the Viale delle Milizie bike lane with an outlet on the Tiber embankment. Realized between June and December 2020 ; the bike lane, in the territory of the First Municipality, from Via Lepanto reaches Ponte Matteotti.

The route is flat and runs along Viale delle Milizie from the intersection with Via Lepanto, along the Tiber embankment, at the access point on Lungotevere delle Armi. The route is strategic as it allows the reconnection of the existing bike network.

The intervention was carried out by Roma Servizi per la Mobilità thanks to the European funds.

With the completion of this axis, considering both Viale delle Milizie and the junction with Viale Angelico, the artery in the Prati district has been completed, where the Tiber ridge, as a north/south cycle axis, functions as a further axis for soft mobility. The route is bi-directional, continuing along the Viale delle Milizie contra-road, although the direction of travel is the same for cyclists and motor vehicles. The “Deflecos” (rubber road markers) delineate the lane and separate it from private traffic.

With the bike lane, level pedestrian crossings have been made and disabilility places for three people with a dedicated pedestrian crossing have been secured. In the construction of the bike lane on Viale delle Milizie, starting from the Roma Servizi per la Mobilità project, the different road users were taken into account, in order to guarantee safety especially for the most fragile and people with disabilities.

The project included a reinterpretation of the traffic light intersections, and consequently the LOGES paths (surfaces with reliefs specially created to be felt underfoot, to help the blind and visually impaired to orientate and recognise places and possible sources of danger) were adapted to the passage of the bike lane, so as to make disadvantaged users safer, by separating flows where necessary. The lanes are made with specific work starting from the shaping of the paved portion. Special work was also carried out on the stone edge, which was cut lengthwise to provide the most appropriate slope.

Finally, to complete the work, the review of signage. There are pictograms along the lane, one every 20 metres or so, with a directional arrow to indicate the direction of the bike lane. In addition, the cycle crossings are marked and highlighted with red horizontal signs in the intersection areas to ensure greater safety and visibility.