What are and what are the white sticks that are being placed in the corners of Rosario?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, new mobility patterns have been generated and more people have chosen to move around the city by bike or on foot. For this reason, the Municipality of Rosario increased the number of bicycle lanes (reaching 196 km) and implemented different initiatives to promote pedestrian mobility at specific intersections in the central area.

The launch of “Safe Pedestrian Crossings” aims to make pedestrians visible and protect them, as the main and fundamental actor in urban mobility. The first experiences were implemented in Córdoba and Paraguay, and in Estanislao López and Oroño Boulevard, with a positive response from the public.

These days the demarcation of the widening of sidewalks is being completed at 20 intersections in the central area, installing delimiters, and placing bicycle racks and flowerpots. The works will culminate at the end of September.

Among the characteristics and benefits of the implementation of safe pedestrian crossings, the following stand out:

• The widening of the sidewalks improve the visibility between the pedestrian and the driver of the vehicle, as well as reducing the time and distance for crossing, generating greater safety.

• Having a wider turning radius causes cars to slow down when turning.

• The widening of the sidewalks creates more space for pedestrians and reduces the road in the sector where vehicles usually park improperly, helping to deter this behavior.

• New uses of public space are generated by allowing the installation of bicycle racks and flowerpots at these intersections.

The choice of these corners of the central area is related to their architectural characteristics and the ordering of the different forms of mobility, trying to favor the conditions for walking to various places of interest such as health centers, shopping areas, educational entities and social and cultural spaces. that work in this sector of the city.

The intersections are as follows:

Moreno and July 9
Sarmiento and Montevideo
Rioja and Moreno
Rioja and Pte. Roca
February 3 and Balcarce
San Martín and Montevideo
San Martín and July 9
Sarmiento and February 3
Sarmiento and July 9
Pte. Roca and Urquiza
Pte. Roca and Tucumán
Mendoza and Dorrego
Mendoza and Italy
Mendoza and Spain
Rioja and Italy
Córdoba and Pte. Roca
Urquiza and Balcarce
Cordoba and Italy
Urquiza and Italy
Paraguay and Tucumán


New horizontal signage

Along with the aforementioned project, horizontal signaling work is progressing at 106 intersections in the central area. Tasks include painting and demarcation of new pedestrian paths and brake lines, as well as reinforcing existing ones. Reflective thermoplastic paint is used for these interventions, a product of high durability, quick application and drying.

“The objective of these actions is to improve road safety, make pedestrians visible and protect, contribute to the regulation of vehicular traffic and prevent accidents,” stressed the Secretary of the Environment and Public Space, Diego Leone.

The civil servant added: “At the moment, the works register an advance superior to 50 percent; these interventions are added to the new safe pedestrian crossings and are part of the mobility policies that the city is carrying out to establish spaces that favor and prioritize pedestrian mobility ”.

“From the municipality we continue to promote actions that contribute to respect pedestrians, strengthen the commitment to road safety and improve coexistence in public space,” he concluded.

The interventions are carried out in Güemes de Balcarce to Dorrego; Brown de Balcarce to Spain; Jujuy de Balcarce to Corrientes; Salta de Balcarce to Presidente Roca; Catamarca from Dorrego to San Martín; Tucumán from Italy to San Martín; Urquiza from Dorrego to San Martín; San Lorenzo de Balcarce to Laprida; Santa Fe from Dorrego to Laprida; Rioja from Italy to President Roca; San Juan de Moreno to Alem; Bordabehere from Constitución to Sunchales; Acevedo and Avenida Francia and Acevedo and Choele Choel.

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