A plan for the construction of a bicycle road network in Athens was announced last week by Environment, Town Planning and Public Works Minister George Souflias.

The network will stretch over a distance of 26.6 kilometres – from Kifissia in the north of the city to the coastal area of Faliro – cutting across archaeological sites.

The Ministry, in collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens, will conduct a pilot study scheduled to be concluded within a period of eight months, after which the construction of the road network will begin.

The project is expected to cost 7 million euros and will be part of the Karamanlis Government’s strategic public transport plan.