Last week the first part of a bike highway was officially opened in Paris. The first 600 meters of the track, which was planned by the local authorities for a long time, had been opened near Place de la Bastille at Boulevard Bourdon.
It’s the beginning, and in coming years a convenient bike road will connect different areas of the city. Common length of the safe track will be about 45 kilometers.
Paris City Hall has announced its plans on investing 150 million Euro into new bike highways within the city boundaries with the goal of optimization of the road traffic in the capital. And, of course, an important moment for popularization of the bike movement is ecological aspect, what is very urgent for big cities around the world.
Besides, Paris authorities are going to open 10,000 new bike racks.