The SDA coined the term «Bike zone»

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in futabachigusadvd go on the St. Michael’s waterfront in Novosibirsk after reconstruction. Archival photoThe SDA coined the term «Bike zone»© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on changes in Rules of the road, introducing the concept of «Bike zone», the relevant document published on the website of the Cabinet.

«Bicycle zone» — the area intended for cyclists, the beginning and the end of which marked respectively by the signs», — the document says.

Traffic speed within this zone is regulated in residential areas and courtyards, and should not exceed 20 kilometers per hour.

«These streets are established the advantage of the bicycles in front of vehicles, they are given the opportunity to move across the width of the roadway intended for movement in this direction. Pedestrians are permitted to cross the roadway in any non-prohibited location. To designate such zones are introduced, new road signs and appropriate road markings», — added in the explanatory note to the document.

The document establishes the use of straight-through cyclists in residential areas; a ban on through traffic in them is retained only for motor vehicles. In addition, it is prohibited to stop Cycling and Cycling and pedestrian paths closer than five feet from the intersection of such tracks with carriageway and in places of interface of the roadway and sidewalk on the same level.

Also for transitions, combined with a Bicycle path, an opportunity is provided to cyclists at traffic lights in the form of silhouettes of the pedestrian and cyclist.

Under the new rules, to improve the safety of cyclists and drivers of mopeds on bike lanes, located in the number to the right of Parking of vehicles will be shared space for vehicle Parking and cycle lanes.