The Pallag cycle path has been completed, adding 4.2 kilometres to Debrecen’s cycle path network.

“We can now report on the realisation of a long-awaited and joyful development. The construction of the Pallag cycle path has been completed, and the part of town can now be safely accessed by bicycle. Thanks to the investment, Debrecen’s bicycle path network has been extended by another 4.2 kilometres,” László Papp announced on Wednesday.

“The investment is physically and technically complete, and the commissioning authorization procedure is currently underway, the temporary release will take place next week, “ the Mayor said. “Of course, there is no obstacle for the people of Debrecen to own and drive on it,” he added.

“This cycle path passes through one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the city. I think it is very popular, not only with cyclists but also with runners, as I have seen. We’ve tried to spice up this development a little bit by planting lavender in the islands and at the roundabout. Our plan is to continue this lavender lane towards Pallag, so we can call this section the lavender cycle path,” László Papp pointed out.

The Mayor recalled that 14 kilometres of cycle paths were put into service in 2023. He said that in the 2019-24 cycle, a major step forward was the construction of a cycle path towards Kismacs and the construction of a cycle path towards Panorama Road in the eastern part of the city. And the work continues.

The construction of the Pallag road cycle path started last October, with a total of 4.2 kilometres of cycle paths completed at a cost of HUF 685 million. With this development, Pallag has also joined the urban cycle path network. The district is developing steadily, with residential areas, educational institutions and sports complexes. Traffic on Pallag Road is also increasing, so the investment was justified. Mayor László Papp also said earlier that in the future the cycle route would be linked to the planned cycle route alongside the main road 4 in Pallag.

As he said at the time, they had once consulted with the National Infrastructure Development Company (since taken over by the Ministry of Construction and Transport), who had prepared the plans for the cycle route along main road 4.

With the Pallag cycle path, the total length of the city’s cycle path network will exceed 112 kilometres and would be continued with EU funding.

The President of the Józsa Association for the Development of Settlements and Communities said that the important development was made in response to the needs of the population.

“We are very happy about it, because it was not only the people living here who were waiting for it, but also those who like to come here from Debrecen, whether for sports or for school. This is a gap-filling investment, I think many people will use it and the cycle path will work very well,” Róbert Juráskó said.

Further plans

Last December, the General Assembly adopted Debrecen’s Sustainable Urban Development Strategy and the city’s Operational Programme for Spatial and Urban Development Plus programme plan. These documents set out the development plans that the municipality would implement using EU funds in the current EU cycle between 2021 and 2027. The cycle path construction plans are as follows:

  • the construction of almost 1 km of cycle paths on Kassai Road, for which 160 million HUF would be requested;
  • 410 million for a 1.1 km cycle path between Borzán Gáspár and Monostorpályi roads;
  • on Nagyerdei Boulevard, between the Conservatory and Pálma Restaurant, a new 620-metre cycle path would be built, for which the city would apply for HUF 120 million;
  • on Vezér Road, a cycle path would be built for 2 km to the university industrial park, for which a tender would be submitted for 260 million forints;
  • on Móricz Zsigmond Boulevard, 1.4 km of cycle paths would be built, for which a HUF 230 million application would be submitted;
  • a cycling link between Lake Vekeri and Highway 47, for which an application of HUF 870 million would be submitted;
  • 870 million for the creation of a cycle link between Látókép and Kismacs.

The reserve projects include the construction of a cycle path along the main road No 35, between the existing cycle path in Józsa  and the administrative border to the north, for a length of 1.25 km for 150 million HUF.


Author: Debrecen4U