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National Bike Path Network in the UK

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LONDON, UK (5 July 2000)–Last week the UK put the final touches on a national network of bike paths. The route extends across the island and into Northern Ireland, a good 5,000 miles long. The network is part of the British government’s plan to stimulate bicycle use. Currently, the bicycle makes up just 2% of […]

LONDON, UK (5 July 2000)–Last week the UK put the final touches on a
national network of bike paths. The route extends across the island and into
Northern Ireland, a good 5,000 miles long. The network is part of the British government’s plan to stimulate bicycle use. Currently, the bicycle makes up just 2% of total transportation in the UK. In contrast, the bicycle in Holland makes up 27%, according to 1998 statistics. Constructing the bicycle paths cost the British government approximately GBP200 million. (JW)

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