Reus City Council will invest 800,000 euros in the construction of two new bike lanes, which will link the center with two outlying commercial and business centres: the first section will link the Passeig Mata train station with the bus station, the URV campus, the Hospital and the future Bellissens station and the second will go from Tarragona Avenue, between the Tecnoparc roundabout and President Macià Avenue.
The execution of the works is in the bidding phase of the contract, with execution periods of 11 months in the case of the first section and another four for the second. The financing of the project comes from the Next Generation funds.
The first section will connect the aforementioned locations with two axes, one through the Paseos and Avenida de la Salle, and the other through Calle Ample, the Tomb de Ravals, Avenida del Carrilet and Calle de Rocamora. The City Council plans to build new sections and minor actions to improve the safety and unity of existing sections.
The projected second lane will leave narrower lanes for vehicles, a feature that will reduce speed, according to the council. A one-way segregated bike lane will be created on both sides – towards Tarragona and towards Reus. The separation of the bike lanes, with respect to those of motorized vehicles, will be carried out with the installation of PVC pieces on the pavement.
The lane of Salou avenue
The City Council has initially approved a new bike lane project for the deployment of the Bicycle Plan: the one that gives continuity to the Salou avenue lane. Currently, it has built sections of bike lanes between Plaza del Canal and Calle Manuel Hugué, and between Avenida de la Universidad and Calle de la Agricultura. The project plans to give continuity to the road with the creation of sections between Manuel Hugué Street and Universitat Avenue; and between the calle de la Agricultura and the calle del Comandant Sugranyes. The section will make it possible to complete the bike lane on Salou avenue and connect them with the future sections of San Bernat Calbó avenue and Flix street. The project sets a budget for execution of the works of €156,042.77 and an execution period of four months. The project includes the implementation of a segregated bidirectional sidewalk bike lane and has the provisional approval of the Next Generation of the EU, within the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.