Seville, in Spain, have built an impressive network of bike lanes remarkably quickly in recent years. Streetfilms made a great video that explains how this was done:
Some thing that really stand out are:
- The speed of progress. The first 80 kilometres of lanes were put in place in a mere 18 months.
- That Seville went with an ‘infrastructure first’ approach, realising that you had to build a strong network for anyone to bother using it. This approach has delivered great results with a wide variety of people using bikes to get around.
- Most of the lanes were created by removing car lanes or on-street parking.
Seville’s lanes aren’t perfect, and there’s an ongoing programme to improve them. But they’re building off a strong network that put Auckland Transport to shame in terms of the speed of delivery.