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Bexley a step closer to becoming 'mini-Holland' for cyclists
BEXLEY has been shortlisted as a possible "mini-Holland" under plans to boost cycling in the borough by the Mayor of London.
Boris Johnson’s programme aims to cut down on the number of short car journeys and tempt more people onto their bikes with each of the 19 outer London boroughs invited to submit proposals.
Bexley's bid included improving major junctions for cyclists and creating an extensive cycling network, parts of which would include lanes just for bikes marked out on normal roads.
The borough is one of six in London which could be in line for a slice of the £100 million fund from which four will be chosen for the five year project starting next year.
Cabinet member for environment and public realm, Councillor Gareth Bacon, said: "We are really pleased to have been shortlisted for this scheme in what was a very competitive bidding process.
"There is now a lot to do before we submit our final plans at the end of November."
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