São Paulo City Hall announces the installation of an exclusive lane for motorcycles on Avenida 23 de Maio

The intention is that the stretch is between two lanes for cars, no longer ‘in the corner’ of the avenue as in previous experiences

Oswaldo Corneti / Public PhotosSlow traffic in both directions on Avenida 23 de Maio. The city hall suspended the rotation of vehicles this afternoon (20/05), due to the strike of drivers and collectors that started today. In the photo, runway towards the airport.

A city ​​Hall from São Paulo announced this Monday, 10th, the installation of an exclusive lane for motorcycles in May 23rd Avenue. The motorcycle lane will work in the direction of Santana/Aeroporto, between Praça da Bandeira and the João Jorge Saad road complex, with a demarcation between lanes 1 and 2 of the cars, and is already in the process of installation. The new motorcycle lane meets a request from motorcyclists and repeats previous attempts, which did not work and were undone by the city hall. The difference is that the new lane will be painted blue, making it more visible to drivers, and will be between two lanes, no longer in a corner of the avenue. According to the mayor’s administration Ricardo Nunes (MDB), the intention is to ‘humanize and pacify traffic’, so that, at the busiest times, motorcycles can travel with ‘more discipline, in a safe and conscious way and without altering the existing dynamics on the road’. Previous attempts to create motorcycle tracks took place in 2006, on Avenida Sumaré, and in 2010, on Avenida Vergueiro and Avenida Liberdade. The first was deactivated in 2013 and the second in 2014, both by the Fernando Haddad management, after an increase in accidents on the roads was observed.

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