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Cycle path network to increase 225 km by 2021
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Cycle path network to increase 225 km by 2021

29.10.2015 From our online archive
Plans were unveiled Thursday to bring the current cycle path network in Luxembourg to 838 km (from the current 613 km) within five years.

(NG) Plans were unveiled Thursday to bring the current cycle path network in Luxembourg to 838 km (from the current 613 km) within five years.

According to a law passed in February 2015, 41 new national cycling itineraries will be added in the Grand Duchy, eventually bringing the current network to 1,400 km.

According to the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, already by 2018 the path network will increase to a total of 753 km. The budget devoted to the network has also increased, from 4.5 million euros in 2015 to 8 million euros in 2016.

One of the main objectives of the project is to promote daily mobility in centres of development in order to better serve main employment hubs such as the city centre, Nordstad (the north-central region of Luxembourg) and the south of the country. Also a top priority is completing so-called "touristic" itinerary paths, be they national (like the Moselle path) or internationally focused (such as the realisation on Luxembourgish territory of the Eurovelo 5 route, connecting London to Brindisi).

One recently completed project is the path between Dommeldange and the Kirchberg plateau.

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