Following on from the 2013’ City of Almaty Sustainable Transport (CAST) strategy is a technical design project for a 5 km bicycle route in Almaty. For this project we studied the demand for cycling in Almaty in co-operation with local cycling enthusiasts. The demand analysis together with a field survey led to the selection of a pilot route for a new bicycle track designed according to international standards. The pilot route is intended to teach local designers how to design a proper, safe bicycle route which may result in a new design standard for bicycle routes in Kazakhstan.
In this project, Witteveen+Bos was responsible for developing the technical designs, producing cost estimates and conducting a risk assessment. A two-day capacity building workshop was also organised as part of the project.