How do you make a dangerous intersection safe on a bike path?

The Approach: An Ambitious Cycle Tourism Policy

The department of Côte-d’Or is developing major cycling facilities to showcase its cultural and wine heritage. As part of its cycling tourism policy, CD 21 has laid out more than 675 km of cycling routes and greenways, including the Voie des Vignes wine route.

Passing through nearly 20 towns, on sometimes winding roads, this 67-km route is in its second phase of implementation. The second 10-km section was completed in 2019. It follows rural paths, local and departmental roads where cars and cyclists may cross paths.


Pack cyclistes LACROIX City

Some Key Figures

  • 200 000 cyclist journeys on cycling routes and greenways in the Côte-d’Or
  • 675 km of cycling routes
  • 20 towns passed through

The Challenges: Prioritising the Safety of Cyclists

Located at the exit to a village, the stretch that connects Chambolle-Musigny to Vougeot crosses a road with potentially dangerous bends. CD 21 chose LACROIX City to set up dynamic signalling to ensure the safety of approaching cyclists.

The selected option was the Lx3 Link cycling pack, an innovation from the LACROIX City Signalling Business Unit.

Implementation of the Cyclist Pack Solution

Composition of the cycling pack:
– Two detection units to detect the approach of a cyclist
– Two dynamic signalling units including an A21 light panel and a ghost sign.

All four communicate together via point-to-point radio.

The energy self-sufficiency of the signs, which are powered by solar panels, is a real asset on the country roads that cross through the Voie des Vignes wine route.

In addition, the lack of major works means the units can be quickly installed.

The department of Côte-d’Or is expected to have two additional cyclist packs installed in the next few months.