Tokyo using London as model for cycling improvements

Tokyo Metropolitan Government aims to double the total length of roads deemed suitable for cycling in time for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo cycling

A rider waits for a green light in Tokyo

(Image credit: AZLAN MOHAMED / CC BY 2.0)

As the debate about London cycleways rages on, Tokyo Metropolitan Government has announced it plan to double the total length of bikeways in the city after seeing the success of schemes in the British capital.

Governer Yoici Masuzoe visited London last week and noted that the city’s roads were similar to those of Tokyo — particularly in terms of being quite narrow — making it a useful point of reference for any improvements.

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