Bike freeway Apeldoorn-Deventer

The Stedendriehoek region wants a good quality cycle route network to encourage people to get on their bikes more often, for both work and leisure. For the Apeldoorn-Deventer route, Witteveen+Bos worked on the entire design process, including the contracting. An important part of this included active interaction with residents and stakeholders.

Producing a cohesive design with three different municipalities was a challenge. Everyone worked together during the implementation and when drafting the plan for the management and maintenance of the cycle path (including de-icing procedures). The design included input from the Dutch Cyclists Union (safety and comfort), the Province of Gelderland (connection with existing cycle paths and adjusting traffic light controls) and the residents (speed-limiting measures).

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