Hanoi’s First Bike-Only Lane Set to Open

The dedicated bicycle lane will promote cycling within the community.

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The Hanoi Department of Transport has announced that Hanoi will soon have a new 4km long and 4m wide cycle path along the To Lich River. This dedicated bicycle lane, which will pass through the Cau Giay and Dong Da districts, is set to open on February 1, 2024.

The purpose of this project is to provide a safe and convenient transportation option for cyclists in the city. The cycle path will connect Lang Station of Cat Linh – Ha Dong Metro Line and No.8 Station of the Nhon-Hanoi Metro Line.

The total investment for the project is estimated to be VND65 billion (US$2.64 million).

There will be six public bicycle stations along the route, including two major stations at the Transportation University and Lang Station. These stations will provide approximately 100 bicycles and electric bikes to cater to the needs of Hanoi’s residents and students.

In addition to the cycle path along the To Lich River, Hanoi also plans to designate the sidewalks around Hoa Binh Park and Hoang Minh Thao Street in Bac Tu Liem District as bicycle-only areas. The total length of the bike-only route will be about 5.7km, with the section along Hoang Minh Thao Street covering 4km.

Furthermore, Hanoi is working on extending the bicycle road network to connect with emerging routes such as Xuan Tao and Minh Tao streets in the district.