14 February 2017 Current Affairs: The world’s longest elevated cycle path has been opened in Xiamen, China which can handle about 2,023 cyclists with a speed limit of 15 miles per hour.
The path is five miles long and 16 feet wide having 11 entrances and connects to 11 bus stops and two underground rail stations.
Besides the private cyclists, the path also has facility of over 300 for-hire bikes available for sharing. In addition to the bike-share stations, the path also has plenty of space for bike parking, and some bike-centric service pavilions.
Initially for a month trail, the path will be open to all kinds of bikes, including public and private bikes, from 6:30 am to 10:30 pm in a bid to promote green transport.
The cycleway has been designed by Dissing + Weitling a Danish architectural firm, whoalso created the award-winning Cykelslangen or Cycle Snake which is an elevated orange bike lane in Copenhagen.