Bicycle Superhighway to be Built

A.K. Streeter provides the scoop on a new four-lane superhighway solely for bicycles planned for the south of Sweden.
January 19, 2012, 7am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Following on recent efforts that have increased cycling 30% in each of the last four years, the Swedish city of Malmo is prepared to spend $4.1 million to build a bike superhighway connecting to the city of Lund, its northern neighbor.

According to Streeter, "The proposed bicycle superhighway would, in addition to four lanes (2 in each direction) have exits but no intersections, two types of wind protection (low bushes as well as solid fencing) periodic bicycle service stations, and would take eight years to complete."

The full cost of the superhighway is projected at $7.1 million. With a route already planned, "what remains is for the central government (and Lund and the smaller towns between the two areas) to put their money down."

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Published on Monday, January 16, 2012 in Treehugger
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