Source: ZICLA.

Cycle lanes and bus stops coexist on Avenida Marqués de Argentera in Barcelona.

Adaptation of bus stops
Barcelona – Spain
Avenida Marqués de Argentera
June 2016


The construction of cycle lanes on avenues with two-way traffic requires the search for solutions to resolve the conflict that appears in the points where the bus stops are located.

In places where a bus stop coexists with a cycle lane, a crossing site is installed in such a way that there is a conflict zone, exclusively between pedestrians and cyclists, and where cyclists do not have priority.
In the conflict zone between pedestrians and cyclists, ramps are built to bridge the conflict at the level, and road markings are painted for cyclists to give way.
As a warning to cyclists to indicate that they do not have priority at the crossing, a road marking in the form of a chessboard or chequerboard can be painted.
A give-way road marking is also installed for cyclists.

Project requirements and objectives.

One of the basic requirements that justified the project was the need to make compatible the cycle lane that runs along Avenida Marqués de Argentera as it passes through the Estación de Francia train station with the bus stops that are in its path.

The proposed solution.

ZICLA Cycle lanes and bus stops coexist on Paseo Isabel II in Barcelona. Cycle lanes and bus stops coexist on Avenida Marqués de Argentera in Barcelona. 1The proposed action was the construction of two platforms of the ZICLA Vectorial® T-shaped system, as in the attached figure.
This configuration of the Vectorial® system makes it possible to easily resolve the conflict between the cycle lane and the bus stop.
The space that acts as a bridge between the pavement and the waiting platform is signposted by a white-painted chequerboard.
This chequerboard indicates that neither the pedestrian nor the cyclist can stop there, it being understood that the pedestrian has priority over the cyclist.