China’s first bicycle path in the air, 7.6 kilometers long, started a trial run Thursday in Xiamen, eastern China’s Fujian Province.
According to Xiamen City Public Bicycle Management, the company that operates the path, the path is open to all kinds of bikes, including public and private bikes, from 06:30 to 22:30 during the month-long trial, in a bid to promote green transport.
The path appears as a winding viaduct and is built beneath the city’s overhead BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) lanes. The highest section of the bicycle path is five meters above ground.
The company said the path was designed to accommodate up to 2,023 bicycles per hour, with a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour. It covers the city’s five major residential and three business centers.
There are 11 entries on the path, which will connect with 11 bus stations and two subway stations.