EuroVelo route in Ukraine: invitation to public discussion

Kyiv Cyclists’ Association began to develop Ukrainian part of the EuroVelo routes. EuroVelo is an international bicycle route network throughout Europe. One of the routes, EuroVelo 4 starts in French town of Roscoff and ends in Kyiv and is 4000 km long. It goes through Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland.

Major part of the route from France to Krakow (Poland), 250 km from the Ukrainian border, already exists. In 2011, the EuroVelo focal point in Poland was working on completion of planning and construction of the route to the border of Ukraine. However, so far, no activities have been done to make the Ukrainian part of the route.

Kyiv Cyclists’ Association developed the concept of the route, and brings it for public discussion. Local cycling organizations, local authorities and all other stakeholders are welcome to provide their feedback on the concept. Entry point to Ukraine has already been defined by the Polish counterparts – a border crossing at Shegyni (Mostyska district, Lviv region), the only border crossing with Poland, where pedestrians are allowed.

Preliminary route in Ukraine:

– Shegyni-Lviv (79 km)

– Lviv-Zolochiv (68 km)

– Zolochiv-Kremenets (101 km)

– Kremenets-Ostroh (77 km)

– Ostroh-Polonne (82 km)

– Polonne-Zhytomyr (97 km)

– Zhytomyr-Radomyshl (71 km)

– Radomyshl-Kyiv (104 km)

Concept of the EuroVelo route in Ukraine is available at the web-site of the Kyiv Cyclists’ Association (in Ukrainian only). Comments and suggestions are welcome before March 15, 2012. Contacts are provided in the concept document.

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