The French government announced a €2 billion plan to expand cycling infrastructure as part of a broader effort to encourage people to ditch their cars.
The money will be deployed through 2027 with the goal of doubling the nation’s bike lane networks. The government sees the effort to boost bicycle use as part of its broader effort to fight climate change.
With a massive investment in cycling infrastructure, the city of Paris is set to become one of the top bicycle-friendly cities on the planet.
From 2015-2020 the Paris cycling plan saw 150 million euros invested to double the number of cycling lanes and create a critical mass of infrastructure to spark a renewed interest in cycling as a primary means for residents and visitors to make their way around town. And it worked.
Now, for the next five years, the city aims to fill in the gaps and make Paris a “100 percent cycling city,” with more investment in infrastructure, the development of parking solutions, and, as the report states, the “strengthening of the cycling ecosystem.”
Funding will support the boroughs to deliver new cycle routes, school streets schemes, new or upgraded pedestrian crossings, bus priority schemes and 20mph speed limits on borough roads
Monday 27 March 2023. Transport for London (TfL) allocated more than £63m in funding for London’s boroughs in 2023/24, with more to follow in 2024/25, as they continue their vital work making the capital’s roads safer and more attractive for people using public transport, walking and cycling.
From its greener areas to clearer roads, superblocks are Barcelona’s next step to a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle.
The study predicts that the total of 1.19 million journeys in private vehicles would drop by 230,000 a week, with people either using public transport and bikes more often, or simply walking more regularly.
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