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Geneva to create over 7km of new cycle lanes

National News // May 14, 2020

As the lockdown eases and more people are going back to work – there’s a new emphasis on mobility. 

Photo by Kande Bonfim on Unsplash Geneva to create over 7km of new cycle lanes

In the city of Geneva, more cycling lanes are being marked out. The idea is to persuade people to walk or bike to work – avoid the car and, in the current crises, public transport. 

The city is creating more than 7km of new bike tracks in just a few days. The work should be completed before the end of the month. 

The Tribune de Genève is describing the work as ‘hyperactive’ and says city officials have been emailing each other at 4 o’clock in the morning to make sure no time is wasted. 

But the lanes are officially temporary. There have already been complaints that traffic jams are worse and several car parking spaces have been removed. 

The city says the situation will be kept under review and will remove some of the new lanes if necessary. 


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