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The city of Ghent has won a European Cycling Award for its good cycle paths and cycle bridges

The city of Ghent has won a European Cycling Award for its good cycle paths and cycle bridges

The ECF Awards were also presented at Velo-City on Tuesday evening. The European Cyclists’ Federation wants to award cities for cycling infrastructure, road safety, cycling policy, etc.

Ghent also won awards. Because the city has very good cycling infrastructure, says the jury. “With more than 500 kilometers of good cycle paths, 60 cycle bridges and cycle tunnels. During Velo-City, Ghent will open a new cycle bridge. This is the Annie Vande Wiele Bridge over the Watersportbaan. 3,000 cyclists and pedestrians will be able to use the bridge every day towards the station “

There were also awards for the cities of Bologna (Italy), Lyon (France) and Quelimane (Mozambique).

Bologna gets the award because you can only drive at 30 kilometers per hour on most streets. This makes it safer for cyclists. Thanks to this measure, the number of cyclists in the city increased by 30 percent.

Leon received the award because she wants to ensure that by 2030 all residents can use a good cycle path within 10 minutes.

The city of Quelimane received an award for having the first cycle path in Mozambique. It’s Africa’s cycling city with a cycling mayor.

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