Train rails no longer cause dangerous situations

  • Soort:Nieuws Fietsberaad
  • Datum:08-07-2013

In the past cycle paths were perpendicular to railway lines. But a special technique now fills the grooves in the rails, making it possible for cyclists to safely cross the tracks in a more oblique direction.


  • This technique has been applied in the Amsterdam harbour area, in order to straighten out a previously created curve in the cycling path. The curve had previously been constructed to make a right-angled crossing possible for cyclists, resulting in a sharp turn. The curve has recently been straightened again, while a so-called Velostrail kit has been affixed to the rail grooves at the crossing. This consists of a rubber construction which fills up the rail groove. The wheels of passing trains will flatten the rubbery material, leading to wear and tear, but the material can be easily replaced. The solution has now been applied to all main train-bicycle crossings in the Amsterdam harbour area.

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