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‘Greenway’ developers put safety first

PEOPLE’S safety and security will be a top priority for the developers of a new orbital “greenway,” which is slated to open in 2020.

The project, which will comprise more than 110 kilometers of cycle paths, jogging lanes and walkways, is being managed by the Shanghai Greenbelt Construction Management Office, which is linked to the city’s greenery bureau.

Li Wei, an official from the office, said that as well as being a place for people to jog, ride their bikes or just enjoy the surroundings, it is essential that the entire route is safe for people of all ages to use at all times of the day.

“Lights will be installed on both sides of the greenway for people running or riding their bikes at night, and any potential hazards, such as water crossings and ramps, will be well signposted,” he said.

The pathway, which will approximately follow the route of the Outer Ring Road, will also feature surveillance cameras and be patroled by security guards in a bid to deter any “uncivilized behavior,” Li said.

The entire route will also be served by a Wi-Fi network, he said, though did not elaborate on exactly how this would work.

Lining the various paths will be thousands of trees, plants and shrubs, while cafes, car parks, bicycle-hire booths, public toilets and information centers will cater to visitors’ various needs, he said.

Construction work is scheduled to get under way some time next year.


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