Carlton Reid11 hours ago
All French secondary schools to give cycling lessons by 2022.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has revealed plans to use the 2024 Olympics as the impetus to grow transport cycling in France. Speaking in Nantes at the weekend, Philippe said:
“We plan to triple the share of cycling to 9 percent by 2024, when we host the Olympics.”
The French Government is to invest 350 million euros in cycling infrastructure the next seven years. (President Emmanuel Macron made an election promise of 200 million euros per year.)
Unlike most other French policy issues, cycleway construction is not a national but a local responsibility, with the result that French cycleways – like their locally funded counterparts in the UK – tend to run for short stretches and rarely connect with other cycleways.