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What makes Cambridge, England a model cycling city? | Laura Laker, guardian.co.uk

Some people know Cambridge as the “city of cycling”. One in five journeys in Cambridge is made by bike, exactly what the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, aspires to . So what does it take to achieve this magic percentage of cyclists?

On the face of it, Cambridge looks like any attractive tourist town in the UK: picturesque buildings flanking narrow streets with a few pedestrianised areas.

Exiting Cambridge train station, visitors are greeted by ranks of bicycles in improbable numbers. The racks just go on and on. A census in 2004 counted 972 bikes here alone.

Read more here: What makes Cambridge a model cycling city? | Laura Laker | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

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