Curitiba Bike Paths – Passeio Publico

Bike path entrance

Bike path entrance

The shared cycle-path of the Passeio Publico had a few problems:

1) Heavy flow of pedestrians, compromising the circulation of bikes

2) Irregular paving because of the tree roots

3) One of the entrances has a depression on the pavemente that is dangerous to cyclists

4) After a few minutes raining, there is always water right on the entrance of the Passeio in the same spot of the depression

Rain Water

Rain Water

Joao Gualberto Entrance

Joao Gualberto Entrance

But in the beginning of the month of March 2008 appeared two new ones. Two nice obstacles placed at the entrances. One located at the access by the João Guaberto Avenue and the other one when we reach the Presidente Carlos Cavalcanti Street. The most obvious conclusion is: the circulation of bicycles on this area is highly discouraged. Actually, some cargo bikes with trailers have no access at all.

Pres. Carlos Cavalcanti Entrance

Pres. Carlos Cavalcanti Entrance

Unfortunately, this is the main cycle-path that links the center to the north-side of the city. And there is only alternative by cycle-path and it means riding a few extra kilometers up hill.

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