Cyclists can ride more safely at Týnec nad Sázavou

Two new sections of a bike path with the total length of 1.79 km and a new bridge across the Sázava River for cyclists and pedestrians have started being used by cyclists at Týnec nad Sázavou and Zbořený Kostelec in the Benešov region. The bridge, which makes it easier for both residents and tourists to get to the remains of Zbořený Kostelec castle and to a bus stop ensuring connection with the capital, was opened with a ceremony by the governor of the Central Bohemian Region Miloš Petera (ČSSD) on Tuesday 28 July 2015.

“The project of construction of these two new sections of the bike path responded to the need to ensure higher safety of cyclists who had had to ride in the vicinity of Týnec on the cycle track no. 11 Greenways Prague – Vienna and on the cycle track no. 19 Posázavská on a very busy and thus for the bike lovers very dangerous 2nd class road. By relocation of the cycle tracks in the section Nespeky – Zbořený Kostelec – Týnec nad Sázavou the conditions for this way of travelling have significantly improved,” the governor Petera commented on the news in the bikemaps.

“A part of the project of a new bike path is also a 130 m long suspension bridge across the Sázava River that is very interesting mainly from the point of view of its structure and erection. Wooden structure of the bridge consists of seven pre-assembled components that were suspended one after another to suspenders that had been prepared before. A bridge with such a structure is unique in the Czech Republic,” Commercial Director of Division Traffic Infrastructure of HOCHTIEF CZ a. s. Ing. Zdeněk Soukup added a technical curiosity.

Construction of both sections of the bike path and the bridge across the Sázava River cost nearly CZK 26 million and it was co-funded from the Regional Operational Programme Central Bohemia. The project, which was awarded to the company HOCHTIEF CZ a.s. that had been successful in a tender process, also comprised installation of markings and signs for cyclists, traffic signs and construction of a rest area.