€350m for bike commuter plan

France is to invest €350million in a plan to triple the number of cycling commuters by building more bike lanes, giving cyclists a tax break and increasing safe bike parking.

Prime Minister Edouard Phil­ippe said France was known globally for the Tour de France but trailed northern European neighbours as cycling had just a 3% share of public transport, less than half the European average.

Mr Philippe said cycling was seen as a sport and not a means ...

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