Thursday, 7 March 2013
London is set to get its own 'cycling superhighway'.
The city's Mayor, Boris Johnson, announced a huge plan for the British capital's bike riders on Thursday (7 March). Parts of the project will open to the cyclists in four years, but the whole network of bike lanes will be finished in about ten years.
The network will cover the whole of Central London, and cost just less than £1billion. The Mayor of London has also promised a range of restrictions for car drives of London's roads, so cyclists can get around more safely in the city.
"I want to make it normal, something for everyone, something you feel comfortable doing in your ordinary clothes," Boris Johnson said of cycling. He added: "Our new routes will give people the confidence to get in the saddle. This plan marks a profound shift in my ambitions and intentions for the bicycle."
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