Second layer of bike and roller-skating track opened in Penza
Penza, 23 May 2015. PenzaNews. The second layer of bike and roller-skating track opened in the Akhuny residential area of Penza on previous Friday, May 22.
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In his address to the people attending the event, the Penza region governor Vasily Bochkarev thanked the road crew and the professionals of the Penza State University of Architecture and Construction who developed and implemented sections of the project for their work.
The Akhuny track, being a closed ring, is relatively safe, since the walking people, the cyclists, the roller-skiers and roller-skaters are moving in the same direction without any interference.
Vasily Bochkarev also asked the people to keep the place clean and tidy.
“Let’s agree on a people’s watch system here to make our recreation area tidy all the time: to do that, we need to watch both for the others and for ourselves. We need trash areas, containers, and the authorities should manage it and collect the trash,” the governor said.
The people also heard the speech of the Distinguished Worker of Physical Education of Russia Victor Polyukhin, who dwelt on the growing interest of people in the sports culture, and the Olympic reserve school student, member of the Penza region triathlon team Dmitry Rybin, who called the new track a fresh opportunity to hone a person’s proficiency in his sports-related skills and abilities.
After the red ribbon was cut, the new track was tried by the chairman of the Penza region committee on physical education and sports Artur Panteleev, his deputy Vladimir Zhuchkov, Nordic walking team, runners, cyclists, roller-skiers and roller-skaters.
The new track is 2,296 meters long, 6 meters wide, with turns of 5-11 meters, and is designed for bicycles, roller-skis and roller-skates in summer and skis in winter – up to 300 people at once.
The inner ring of the track houses six sports areas, four GTO preparation sports zones, one training zone and a children’s playground.
The city authorities plan to assign the track to one of the city’s sports schools that works on preparing cyclists and skiers, said the head of Penza administration Yuri Krivov.