A Project of Concrete Cycle Tracks in the Region of Hasselt

Paper by SWILLEN from ISCR 6th 1990

In spite of numerous cyclists (3.5 millions), until the seventies, the emphasis was in particular on the construction of motor roads and motorways. The cyclist was fairly vulnerable in this environment. From the eighties onward, a new vision appeared in the Flemish region: in and around conurbations, cycle track plans were to be established and implemented. The Hasselt cycle track project (nearly 50 km) is undoubtedly a model for an integrated network of cycle tracks. For the realization of this plan, concrete pavements are used, namely concrete slabs laid with slip-form pavers and also precast concrete paving blocks and concrete flags.

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