Cycle schemes boom at forefront of Europe's post-Covid recovery

€1bn has been spent and at least 1,000km of cycle lanes created in the past year

Cycle lane in London (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)

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Cycling infrastructure has experienced a boom in Europe since the coronavirus pandemic hit, with the continent's cities spending €1bn and creating more than 1,000km of cycle lanes in 2020 as they adapt their transport systems to accommodate the new normal.

That's according to the European Cyclists' Federation, who have calculated the extent to which authorities have turned to cycling so that metropolitan hubs align with the need for social distancing.

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