A 22-kilometer-long cycle lane spreads from Kyiv's northeastern outskirts of Troyeshchyna to the downtown city. Thus, the route connects both banks of the Dnieper river. Anyone can grab a bike and get from one end of the city to the other in half an hour or so.
It's only the first such lane in Kyiv, as cycle lanes still aren't popular enough in the Ukrainian capital. According to Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration Pavlo Ryabikin, the city hall plans to construct a number of lanes with the overall length of 600 km.
"We turned to Ukraine's federation of bicyclists, and together we developed a general scheme of bicycle routes in the city. These are the plans, concepts, ideas that need much time, probably years, to be brought to life", the official said.
The lane connecting Troyeshchyna and Yevropeiska Square in the city centre was under construction for about six months. Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko opened it in September 2015 and had it tested immediately. "The lane is safe for driving as it is separated from the roadway. So there are no cars, and bicyclists can ride safely", he said.