The town, which is a pioneer in the implementation cycle streets, advocates the development of nonpolluting transportation alternative and healthy.
Councilman Sustainable Development of the City of Lorca, Francisco Garcia, together with the Director General of Transport of the CARM, Carmen Sandoval, presented this morning a new tool for the promotion of activities related to cycling to start through www.bicicarm.es website.
Within this web stresses in relation to Lorca, the Directorate General for Transport and Ports has already drafted the construction of bike lanes Guadalentín, which connects the municipalities of: Librilla, Alhama, Totana, Lorca and Puerto Lumbreras.
The project was divided into 3 fases.El path selected is:
PHASE I: PORT PORTING-LORCA, which defines the stretch between Puerto Lumbreras and Lorca, with a length of 16 km of track.
Phase I, has a section that is in the recruitment process (Section 1: Crossing Puerto Lumbreras of 3.45 km of road, which runs attached to the N-340 Âª and that got its start in the sports complex and ends in Puerto Lumbreras Tourism office).
Once the bike path leaves the motorway Lorca, connect with elCARRIL BIKE ANNEX TO THE N-340a, DISTRICT SALES SAN ANTONIO CORONEL (approx. 6.10 km) until you reach the town of Lorca (the bike path is operation from 2,008).
PHASE II: SECTION LORCA-LIBRILLA, which defines a cycle track linking the towns of La Hoya (Lorca), Totana, Alhama de Murcia and booklets with a length of approx.
Vía.El 32.41 km bike lane crosses eight Ramblas, the longest being that of laRambla of Lebor.
The bike path is bidirectional across its path except when passing through the town of La Hoya and Alhama de Murcia.
It is a segregated lane with a strong finish in slurry and widths ranging from 3-2m.
It has projected the path of the bike lane attached to the N-340a or the service road of the highway A-7 (Public Domain through zones of these routes, minimizing the traffic condition, avoiding condition of agricultural land in production .)
The bike lane will service 73.72% of the population, that is, the 117,560 inhabitants.
concentrated in the municipalities where it runs.
The bicycle is gaining ground in Lorca
Example of the commitment to use alternative transportation and clean in Lorca is the opening of the village green Cazalla, with nearly 6 miles on the odometer.
This is a segregated cycle lane, two-way traffic for the exclusive use of bicicletas.Aprovechando renewing roads in the area was run the bike path that connects the village of High Bridge and the road Ronco of the Rambla ducks by the side of the Convent of Our Lady of lasHuertas Sanctuary.
Regarding the bike lane highway enabled in Granada, note that it is a segregated way, two-way traffic for the exclusive use of bicycles, and has a distance of 5.6 kilometers in length.
1.2 miles ciclocalles
One of the experiences in which the municipality of Lorca also has pioneered has been the establishment of so-called "ciclocalles."
In urban lorquino are in such a situation the streets Lope Gisbert and a stretch of road from Granada, watching a total distance of 1.2 kilometers
New cycle tracks join with the Northwest Lorca, Murcia Aguilas and
The most ambitious project in this section is the opening of new routes, with greater distance and with a more ambitious than what has been done so far.
It is the alignment and commissioning of two regional routes:
Aguilas - Lorca - Caravaca de la Cruz - Moratalla, which will have a total length of 108.3 km.
In the section Aguilas - Lorca, has designed a total of 36.3 miles of trail cyclable for rural roads and cattle trails.
Lorca - Caravaca de la Cruz: 58.2 miles of bike lanes, 52.3 km parallel to the future highway and 5.8 km on urban roads and streets of Lorca and Caravaca.
Caravaca de la Cruz - Moratalla: 3.4 km of bike lanes in parallel with the road RM-B36, and 10.4 miles of trail cyclable by IE conditioning.
Puerto Lumbreras - Lorca - Totana - Alhama de Murcia - Librilla - Sewer - Murcia - Beniel.
Overall length: 94.6 km.
Puerto Lumbreras - Librilla: 55 miles of bike lanes (Guadalentín CARM designed by the Directorate General for Transport and Ports, in section 1 of Phase I in progress).
Librilla - Sewer: 9.3 km of bike lanes parallel to A7, 7.6 km N parallel to 340a, with the same characteristics as Guadalentín Valley.
Sewer - Murcia: 3.3 km of bike lanes and 7.3 B4 MR km of bicycle paths for the future urban boulevard (urbanization AVE).
Murcia - Beniel: 8.44 km cyclable path by the railway (disused stretch between junction Reguerón and Stables) and 3.65 miles of bike lanes parallel to the present railway line.
What can we find bicicarm?
The Web Portal BiciCarm, prepared by the Directorate General for Transport and Ports in coordination with the municipalities of the Region is an area of â€‹â€‹information to citizens about bicycle infrastructure in the Region of Murcia.
To obtain the information provided by this website have been inventoried cyclable infrastructure at regional level, structured as follows:
Cycling trails are routes used in the municipalities of the region.
Roads in use or planned cycling trails that connect different municipalities in the region.
(Track bike Guadalentín Zeneta-San Javier, Cicloseguras routes, etc ...)
- Network of the Bicycle Master Plan (PDBRM).
The plan (available at Bicicarm) program, a network of inter-connecting way cycle tracks in the Region of Murcia, consisting of 20 routes to run.
Bicycle rental systems.
The geolocation information may be on the map, allowing users to easily check the length of the routes and sites or places to visit through the paths.
In addition, each route is extensively detailed and even to consult the altitude profile of the same, knowing the terrain better go ahead.
The portal content is also exportable KML (for applications like Google Earth and others) and GPX (for mobile devices and GPS systems), allowing the user to enjoy Bicicarm portal data in other software or devices.
The portal search system allows the user to locate all tracks related to your town and filtering by length or other parameters, allowing rapid and selective access to the data available.
In addition, the information provided on the web is dynamic, updated with new action cyclable developed in the region, which is essential for ongoing involvement of all municipalities, which have facilitated and introduced the data on their territory, so We acknowledge the interest shown to all who have contributed some information to the web, especially those who have participated actively incorporating their own infrastructure.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca