Group photo of the PC7 temporary cycle path's inauguration in Hosingen picturing François Bausch, Luxembourg’s Minister of Mobility and Public Works (centre-right) and Claude Turmes, Minister for Spatial Planning (right); Credit: MMTP

On Friday 1 September 2023, François Bausch, Luxembourg’s Minister of Mobility and Public Works, and Claude Turmes, Minister for Spatial Planning, inaugurated the PC7 temporary cycle path in Hosingen in the presence of officials from the Municipality of Parc Hosingen.

According to the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, this provisional route is part of an overall project targeting the development of the PC7 between Fridhaff and Weiswampach, as part of the construction of the Hosingen and Heinerscheid bypasses and the securing of the N7 national road  . In a first phase, the missing links along the N7 will be completed in order to quickly achieve a continuous cycle path. The second phase includes security developments on the N7 as well as adaptations of the adjoining secondary road network.

Since at present there is no continuous route at the Fridhaff roundabout without having to guide cyclists onto the N7 national road, a short-term temporary cycle path has been set up between the localities of Michelau and Weiswampach in order to allow a comfortable and safe journey for cyclists. Because of a lack of alternatives, it has been confirmed that the number of cyclists travelling on the N7 is continuously growing, especially during the summer period.

The work relating to the development of the short-term temporary cycle path was completed in June 2023 and amounted to €130,000 (VAT included). The overall long-term PC7 project costs amount to €3,128,000 (VAT included).