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Boris unveils billion-pound plan to revolutionise cycling in London

posted Apr 18, 2013, 1:15 PM by Austin Greenwood   [ updated May 12, 2013, 12:17 AM ]
A Billion pounds!
That's a lot of money ... over 10 years in Australian dollars it works out to about $16 per person per year. (Hobart City Council spends about $1 per person per year)

So how did it all start?

A new 'Central London Grid' of bike routes in the City and West End, using segregation and quiet streets  to join all the other routes together.

Direct, continuous, fully-signposted routes on peaceful side streets and major improvements to the worst junctions, making them safer and less threatening for cyclists;

"Cycling will be treated not as niche, marginal, or an afterthought, but as what it is: an integral part of the transport network, with the capital spending, road space and traffic planners’ attention befitting that role." 

The media were generally positive,

Some motorists were upset, they said it was unfair ... and bonkers,

Meanwhile, in Hobart, after four years of planning the Council will be considering some improvements to Sandy Bay Road .... probably next month