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Rebuild on Queen Eufemias gate in Oslo

Oslo.Photo: Audun Braastad / NTB scanpix

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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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