The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will implement a full-scale bike lane improvement project for the safety of both cyclists and pedestrians of Hangang Park. Meanwhile, the SMG is conducting a public campaign to promote the 20 km/h speed limit of bike lanes, and coordinating a wide range of effort to prevent bicycle accidents.
AI-based surveillance cameras will be installed throughout the bike lanes in all eleven Hangang Park areas in Seoul to collect and analyze bicycle traffic and speed information, which will be then used to establish a more safe infrastructure in accident-prone areas. Some surveillance cameras will be also installed with a radar speed sign to display the current speed of the passing bicycle in real-time. Cyclists exceeding the 20 km/h speed limit will be notified by a red indication on the signboard.
The SMG is also adding more road surface markings on lanes in accident-prone areas to alert cyclists. In addition, light projectors will be installed where there are steep slopes, sharp curves, and intersecting bike paths to illuminate safety warnings and signs. Crosswalks in areas with densely populated pedestrians will be slightly elevated to induce cyclists to slow down.
While the annual number of urban cyclists surged to surpass 15 million due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic and cycling’s added benefit of being a contact-free mode of transportation, the SMG will remain fully committed to improving the city’s cycling environment with safe bike lanes for both pedestrians and cyclists.
1. AI-based surveillance cameras and radar speed signboards (Banpo Hangang Park)
|Radar speed sign indicating speeds of above 20 km/h in red|
|Radar speed sign indicating speeds of below 20 km/h in green|
2. Speed limit written on the road surface (Ttukseom Hangang Park)
3. Safety message logo projection
4. Safe cycling campaign