700 km of cycle tracks in Paris

Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, had given the electoral promise to double the number of cycle tracks in the French capital. In order to hold this promise, she now wants to delete one traffic line on Rue de Rivoli which meets stiff opposition from the police because of security reasons. However, 700 km of cycle tracks must be built until 2020 as the plan of enlargement of the cycling network had decided (“Réseau Express Vélo”).