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Hanoi's first cycle lane yet to grab public attention
  • |, Laodong | February 29, 2024 09:23 PM
The first bicycle-exclusive route in Hanoi which was opened along the To Lich River has seen few bike users after a month.

The road is very quiet on the morning of February 28.

A local resident, Le Thi Xuan, said that the road often sees more people in the early morning and late afternoon, but it is quiet during the day.

"I think that one of the reasons is that it lies next to the polluted To Lich River which has discouraged visitors," Xuan said. "If the environment improves, the road will attract more people."

A bike user, Tran Minh Quang, said he found it inconvenient when having to stop at the barriers put up at two ends of the road.

"These barriers should be removed," he said, adding that to attract more users, there should be more cycling roads connected to this road and schools, offices and other public places.

The barriers put up at two ends of the road.

The road was very quiet on the morning of February 28. The polluted To Lich River and rubbish dumped along the road create a bad odour.

Some people were choosing the nearby lane for cars and motorbikes instead of using the bike-only lane.

Spanning 4 km through Cau Giay and Dong Da Districts, this bicycle-exclusive road was opened on February 1. The road connects directly with the Lang Station on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line, and Station 8 of Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line. There are six public bike stations on the route.

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