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In the province of Utrecht, 18 road authorities (province, municipalities, water board) applied for a subsidy from the government, mainly to improve road safety for cyclists.

The province, municipalities, the Rivierenland water board and the central government will invest 6,5 million euros in improving road safety on their roads in the coming years. The money will be spent on, among other things, wider cycle paths, better crossing locations and safer 30 km/h roads within built-up areas.

At the end of 2021, the Utrecht road authorities, together with the police and the Public Prosecution Service, will already take the step to reduce the number of road casualties. By signing the 'Declaration of Intent on Road Safety', the parties agreed to work together more closely and to work together more intensively. The parties mapped out the most important road safety risks and laid down improvement measures in the 'Regional Road Safety Implementation Agenda'.

Region is committed to bicycle safety

In the province of Utrecht, 18 road authorities (province, municipalities, water board) applied for a subsidy from the government, mainly to improve road safety for cyclists. Accident figures show that cyclists are often injured in traffic. With the grant awarded by the government, cycle paths are widened, side and axis markings are applied to the road, bicycle streets are created and crossing locations are made safer for bicycle traffic. The province of Utrecht received a subsidy of 360.000 euros for improving crossing locations on the N226 and N224. The province is creating a 'middle island' here that will allow cyclists to cross in two phases and a number of thresholds at intersections with cyclists.

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Pythagoras Avenue Utrecht
With the grant awarded by the government, cycle paths are widened, side and axis markings are applied to the road, bicycle streets are created and crossing locations are made safer for bicycle traffic.

“We are very happy that the minister is making this government grant. Road safety is a very important theme for the province of Utrecht and cyclists are of paramount importance to us. With this contribution we can give an extra boost to road safety, especially for cyclists, and we can work together with our partners to improve the traffic situation in our province.”

The province also provided subsidies

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Also the province of Utrecht makes its own contribution by giving subsidies to road authorities for more traffic safety on local roads. In 2022, the province granted a subsidy of 2,2 million euros for road safety improvements on roads managed by municipalities and the water board. In total, 9 road authorities applied for a subsidy for, among other things, the proper design of 30 km/h zones, the construction of zebra crossings, making bicycle crossings safer, redesigning intersections and improving 'school zones', where school-going children and their parents are.

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