Traffic organisation: further details and plans available

Together with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) Zurich 2024, ZVV and VBZ, the canton and city of Zurich have further expanded and specified the plans for traffic organisation during the 2024 UCI Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships Zurich. From 21 to 29 September 2024, more time must be allowed for travel in and around Zurich.

Over 400 meetings, on-site inspections and information events, contacts with over 500 stakeholder groups such as hospitals, neighbourhood and trade associations, associations, companies and individuals: ever since the traffic arrangements for the Road and Para-cycling Road World Championships were announced at the beginning of 2023, the canton and city of Zurich, together with LOC Zürich 2024, ZVV (Zurich Transport Network) and VBZ (Zurich Public Transport), have provided comprehensive information about the traffic organisation during the event and developed solutions. All relevant information can be found on the websites of Zurich 2024, the canton and city of Zurich and public transport (see list of links below). Following the first wave of communication on 18 April 2024, the responsible authorities, companies and organisations have also taken on board various findings and implemented further measures, for example by distributing information material in the most affected areas of the city of Zurich.

 

Road World Championships in two phases

The Zurich 2024 World Cycling and Para-Cycling Championships will be split into two phases. This will enable uniform traffic organisation. The World Championships will begin on 21 September with the training sessions for the time trials and the mixed handbike team relay as the opening race. The time trials will take place from Sunday, 22 September to Tuesday, 24 September 2024. The road races with mass starts will begin on Wednesday, 25 September 2024, and end with the elite men’s race on Sunday, 29 September 2024. The City Circuit, the circuit that can be ridden several times, will only be in operation during the road races. This is when the traffic restrictions will be at their greatest. In this second phase, the special regulations will apply to the entire Zurich East area. From 25 to 29 September 2025, access to Hottingen, Hirslanden, Weinegg, Mühlebach and Seefeld by car will only be possible via the Forchautostrasse A52 from 5 am to 7 pm. An access permit is required for simplified access (see below).

Diversions

Traffic routes in the city of Zurich East area

Internal traffic between the above-mentioned neighbourhoods is possible at all times within the circuit. In addition, the circular route municipalities of Küsnacht, Maur, Zollikon and Zumikon have published comprehensive additional local information for their municipal areas on their own websites.

 

Hospitals remain accessible

Access to healthcare facilities remains guaranteed. Emergencies always have priority. The hospitals will continue to operate as normal and keep all affected persons such as employees, patients, visitors and suppliers informed on an ongoing basis.

 

No 24-hour closures – crossings largely possible

The closure times for the individual race courses and the associated adjustments to the traffic organisation will vary depending on the race day and race programme.

The roads will be open and passable again from 7 p.m. at the latest on all race days.

Crossing the World Championships racecourses is possible on foot or by bike (which must be pushed). Important: As usual, the normal precautionary measures must be observed when crossing roads. In areas of the route that are secured with barriers, crossing is permitted at specially designated points and in accordance with the instructions of the route marshals or security personnel.

 

Online timetable already partly in World Championships mode

A special timetable will be used for public transport during the World Championships. The timetable for the city for the period from 21 to 29 September 2024 is already available. The timetable for the region will follow in the next few weeks. Overview maps showing diversions and relief routes during the event are available on the ZVV website and at zurich2024.com.

The best connections will be available in real time via the ZVV timetable or the ZVV app. Public transport travellers are strongly recommended to use these sources of information before starting their journey.

Overview of VBZ city centre connections (tram and bus services in the city of Zurich from Wednesday, 25 to Sunday, 29 September 2024 during the day until 7 pm. Not shown are the replacement buses in the early morning between Klusplatz and Kienastenwies (Witikon).

Overview of VBZ connections Zurich East (tram and bus services in the city of Zurich from Wednesday, 25 to Sunday, 29 September 2024 during the day until 7 pm. Not shown are the replacement buses in the early morning between Klusplatz and Kienastenwies (Witikon).

 

Large-scale traffic management

Traffic management for the greater Zurich region will be announced in good time in collaboration with the cantonal civil engineering office. During the World Championships, traffic information will be continuously updated via traffic reports and news reports from radio stations. These will supplement the numerous communication measures already in place, which can be accessed via the canton’s GIS browser, the websites of LOC, the canton, city and municipalities and other platforms. As there will be traffic disruptions due to the closures, it is strongly recommended that you avoid travelling by car if possible.

 

Further communication waves planned

A third wave of communication will follow after the summer holidays. Before and during the World Cycling and Para-Cycling Championships in September 2024, communication on traffic will be intensified once again.

 

Useful links:

LOK Zurich 2024: https://zurich2024.com/en/traffic/

City of Zurich: https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/rad-wm#verkehr

Canton of Zurich: https: //zh.ch/rad-wm2024

GIS browser Canton of Zurich: https: //maps.zh.ch/?topic=KapoRadWMZH

Public transport (ZVV): www.zvv.ch/rad-wm

Publictransport (SBB): www.sbb.ch/zurich2024

 

Traffic control measures “ITSCHNACH” Forchautostrasse A52:

During the road races from 25 to 29 September 2024, the city of Zurich will only be accessible to motorised private transport from the east via Forchautostrasse A52. An access permit is required for simplified access. Please read the instructions on the website carefully before completing the application form.

Further information: info@zurich2024.com

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