Pedestrian and cycling paths will finally connect Podstrana and Split!
Namely, at the end of last year, the Podstrana Municipality received the Decision on financing the project “Sea River Walk” and the “Podstrana Walk & Bike” cycling path in the amount of 8.5 million kuna, for the construction of a promenade and bicycle path on the coastline of the mouth of the Žrnovnica River to the Strožanac harbor, reports HRTurizam on January 14, 2019.
The project is funded through the ITU mechanism of Urban Agglomeration of Split, which has been working on its development for the past four years. The total amount of the project is 10.007.479,41 kuna, while 8.506.357,49 kuna is is EU funded.
The project foresees the construction of bicycle paths in a length of 363 meters from the mouth of the Žrnovnica River to the Strožanac harbor and outfitting the left bank of the Žrnovnica river with bicycle paths in the length of 1610 meters, which will bring it to a total length of 1.97 kilometres.
The goal of the Sea River Walk and cycling trail “Podstrana Walk & Bike” is to improve and develop the cycling infrastructure within the Podstrana Municipality, and thus within the Urban Agglomeration of Split. The project encourages cycling as an alternative mode of transport with zero CO2 emissions, which will contribute to the overall reduction of the negative impact on the environment. The aim is also to build new and equipped bicycle trails and routes, connect multiple settlements within the Municipality of Podstrana and merge two JLS (Podstrana and Split) to increase the overall coastal mobility in the area of the Urban Agglomeration of Split.
It is also important to note that the entire network of cycling routes through the Podstrana Municipality is depicted in the Euro Velo 8 – Mediterranean Route. The EuroVelo 8 route seeks to connect the whole of the Mediterranean region, starting from Cadiz in the west to Cyprus in the east, with the aim of establishing a quality cycling route, following the principles of sustainable traffic and tourism.
You can read about the project in its entirety and follow its progress (in photos) here.
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