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Čaka Street bicycle lane experiment extended until September

In order to continue collecting traffic data during the active pedestrian and cyclist season, an experimental use of bicycle lanes on A. Čaka Street in Rīga will be extended until September 1, the Riga City Council Traffic and Transport Affairs Committee decided on Monday, March 29.

“The main task of the department and traffic experts at the moment is to find a solution so that the two most important priorities in the organization of traffic on A. Čaka Street can be reconciled - public transport and bicycle transport. The traffic organization on A. Čaka Street should be seen in a wider context, including the adjacent streets, such as Kr. Barona Street and Avotu Street. It will be a big challenge until the end of the summer, but we will closely follow the progress of each stage and the progress of the work,” said Olafs Pulks, Chairman of the Committee on Traffic and Transport.

So far data from the Ministry of the Interior and the Latvian Motor Insurers' Bureau show that the number of road traffic accidents and notifications on A. Čaka Street decreased from 1 December 2020 to 18 March 2021 compared to 1 December 2019 to 18 March 2020.

As previously reported, on December 1, 2020, the experiment of A. Čaka Street temporary bicycle lanes started.

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