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Milan to create 750-kilometer network of cycle paths

Milan to create 750-kilometer network of cycle paths

This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today , the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience…

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Milan is set to create 750 kilometers of dedicated cycle paths by 2035 as part of plans to cut pollution and boost sustainable travel.

The Cambio plan — adopted in November last year by the Italian city’s Metropolitan Council — is set to launch this summer, with a budget of €250 million (US$282 million).

The web of cycle paths — which consist of four ring roads, four greenways, and 16 radiating lines — will connect the city core to its suburbs and surrounding municipalities.

When completed, the network will exceed the 680 kilometers of cycle paths planned by Paris — currently one of Europe’s largest bicycle infrastructure projects.

“Over the next few years we will invest around €250 million to create a capillary network of cycle paths that will integrate with the other existing modes of travel,” said Milan Metropolitan Council’s Delegate Councillor for Mobility, Beatrice Uguccioni.

“The aim is to bridge the gap — this will lead to less emissions and traffic, but also more road safety, as cyclists and motorists will not have to share the same road space. Primary mode Reaching from Milan’s city centre into the surrounding countryside, the ambition is to make cycling the first […]

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