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Utrecht to see €597 a head on cycling in budgets running to 2018
October 31, 2016 Mark Sutton
Utrecht has outlined a spend of €186 million for investment in cycling up to 2018.
Already famed for its cycle-friendly infrastructure, Utrecht’s 311,367 citizens will have around €597 euro a head spent on them during the period.
Outlined in the Entry Cycling City 2016 report, funding looks set to be split as follows:
- €66 million on infrastructure, both new and improved across the region.
- €34.5 million on offer for the development of bicycle bridges and tunnels, of which the most notable new bicycle bridge is on the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal.
- Bicycle parking is to be allocated €73.5 million.
- €11 million to be spent on “other” cycling developments.
In the prior 2011 to 2014 period the city spent around €40.7 million on cycling infrastructure, which primarily focused on the new Leidsche Rijn development.
Additionally, €46 million in bicycle parking was laid down, while bridge and tunnel projects added €18.5 million to the cycle-friendly city’s tally.
In total, around €110.5 million was spent in cycling over that four year period.
The full report (available in Dutch) is found here.