Cycle lane along the Monumental Promenade
Mapecoat TNS Urban acrylic resin-based coloured coating was used to create the new pedestrian and cycle path in Giulianova (Teramo, Italy)
The pedestrian and cycle lane in Giulianova was financed by the Abruzzo Regional Government as part of the "Bike to Coast" initiative, a 131 km cycle lane that stretches in the Abruzzo Region in Central Italy between the towns of Martinsicuro and San Salvo. The original project was modified to create a wider trail and close it to traffic in the southern section. The Giulianova town council, in fact, preferred freeing the road of cars to make that stretch of the Monumental Promenade only accessible to pedestrians and cycles to make the area livelier and promote local tourism. An eco-sustainable solution that enhances the area around the Monumental Promenade which was built in the 1930s and, with its travertine exedras and columns, characterises the centre of Giulianova Lido.
The trail is two-way to make it easier for cyclists to travel in both directions, while the space for pedestrians has been enriched with trees, flowerbeds and other street furnishing features.
Creating a cycle and pedestrian lane
To create the lane Mapei Technical Services recommended using MAPECOAT TNS URBAN, a multi-layered system designed for coating pedestrian and cycle lanes and urban areas. This system is made from acrylic resin in water dispersion with selected fillers with high resistance to wear, UV rays and all weather conditions and may be applied over existing surfaces that has already been painted or on new bitumen or cementitious substrates. The system is used to coat both asphalt and cementitious surfaces and protects sublayers to stop them deteriorating. It leaves the surfaces with a non-slip finish resistant to oil, fuel and de-icing salts. Not only do coatings made using this system have a very attractive finish, but they can also be renovated and repaired easily and quickly. MAPECOAT TNS URBAN was used to create the new 3,000 m2 cycle and pedestrian lane in Guilianuova. The product, chosen in its white colour shade, was applied in two coats 12 to 24 hours apart. MAPECOAT TNS EXTREME SF two-component, rapid-drying, coloured epoxy-acrylic top coating was then applied to create the markings of the vehicle crossings along the lane.