Groningen’s €85,000,000 for cycling given the go ahead

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Dutch province Groningen has been green lighted to receive €85,000,000 over the next five years to spend on cycling and promotion of active travel.

Announced last year as part of Groningen’s cycling strategy 2015 to 2025, the city cycling policy officer has now confirmed the funding, which stems from municipal, federal and regional budgets.

With the finances in place, projects such as an underground bike tunnel, as well as 5,000 additional parking spaces for bicycles are among the first to be touted.

What’s perhaps more impressive about the lump sum, is that when broken down among the regions 200,000 citizens over the five year spend, the per-head tally is €85 each.

Read more over on the European Cyclist’s Federation.

This article has now been added to our series on cities around the globe changing transport habits through investment and promotion.