THE CREATION OF 30 KM OF NEW CYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PATHS
The TEEM executive project sets out building 32 km of motorway-grade road and 38 km of related ordinary roads, and upgrading 15 km of existing municipal and provincial roads. Yet, this project goes well beyond just the infrastructure work. TE has gone to great lengths to ensure it gives a real boost to the development of “slow movement” by building a network of cycle and pedestrian paths (30 km in total). Moreover, existing paths will be upgraded. The goal is to further improve the areas touched by the Bypass. These paths have also been planned to link into the existing network, which in some cases will also be upgraded. This will mean that as the blueprint becomes reality, the cycle and pedestrians paths will form a sort of circuit that passes through and links areas of natural and landscape interest as well as making the local historical and cultural heritage – monuments, villas, farmsteads and so on – more accessible. Some of these works fall within the scope of the Special Environmental Projects that accompany the infrastructure building, but they are all designed to make the most of these areas that, for the most part, are dominated by water. Notably, not all of the projects are required because the Bypass impacts them directly, with some of the areas even located hundreds of metres from the path of the motorway-grade road.