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LONDON, United Kingdom – Transport for London will spend some 50 million euros for cycling roads and parking spaces across the city in 2007/2008. As part of this program London Mayor Ken Livingstone has launched a new TV campaign to encourage

More money for bikes in London

LONDON, United Kingdom – Transport for London will spend some 50 million euros for cycling roads and parking spaces across the city in 2007/2008. As part of this program London Mayor Ken Livingstone has launched a new TV campaign to encourage more Londoners to take their bike this summer.

The ‘You’re better off by bike’ campaign comes as new figures were published revealing the number of cyclists in London. This has soared by 83% since 2000 with an estimated 480,000 cycle journeys every day.

“London is experiencing a cycling renaissance”, claims Ken Livingstone. “We can now justifiably call ourselves a cycling city, a proposal that would have seemed ridiculous just six years ago.” Record investment in cycling through Transport for London, an expanding network of cycle and bus lanes and the confidence given to cyclists through tackling congestion in central London, has transformed levels of cycling in the capital.

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