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Thursday, February 26, 2015

OUTER LONDON IS ABOUT TO ACTIVATE THE ‘SECRET WEAPON’ OF THE SUBURBS: THE BICYCLE @peopleforbikes


Kingston's rail station would become a "major cycle hub" under London's plan to pour tens of millions of dollars into biking improvements in three of its suburbs.
You may have heard that London has just approved a spectacular crosstown protected bike lane. But another part of its plan has, ironically, gotten little press in the United States.
As London's regional government begins what may be the biggest municipal bicycling investment in the history of Europe, it's setting aside $140 million for part of the city that many Americans would feel right at home in: the suburbs.
"Cycling is, I think, the secret weapon of suburban sustainable transport," says Transport for London Director of Surface Strategy and Planning Ben Plowden. "It is much more like car travel than transit is."

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