Rebuild on Queen Eufemias gate in Oslo

Oslo.Photo: Audun Braastad / NTB scanpix

Work on rebuilding Queen Euphemia’s gate in Bjørvika in Oslo started on Monday.

The bicycle lanes at Bjørvika bus stop will be put behind the shelter, trees will be re-planted and the stop will be given an aesthetic boost, writes Aftenposten.

The work is divided into two phases and will last until Christmas. In October, a wide stretch with curbs will be cut, freeing up 45 centimetres in both directions.

The bicycle lane expands from 150 to 170 centimetres and the bus lane from 3 to 3.25 meters in width.

“The safety of cyclists will be improved,” says project manager Dagmar Hoyer of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens vegvesen).

There has been a lot of criticism since the road opened five years ago. The debate about cycling conditions in Bjørvika ignited after a fatal accident in Langkaigata one year ago. The Road Administration has implemented several small and medium-sized measures since, but this has not been enough.

In total, the renewal costs around NOK 20 million.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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