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British Cycling endorses cycling infrastructure improvements for London

The 2012 Olympics present an opportunity for London to makes its transportation infrastructure more sustainable. British Cycling endorsed Greenways for the Olympics and London (GOAL) program plans to create more greenways suitable for riding and cycling as part of the city's preparation for the upcoming games. The improved transportation network strives to meet the following goals: lowering carbon emissions; bettering health by encouraging walking and cycling among Games' spectators and inhabitants; linking diverse boroughs to bring communities together; and renewing disadvantaged neighborhoods.

British Cycling's chief executive Peter King commented, "London 2012 is an unprecedented opportunity in British sport to showcase the very best of British sporting talent and to utilise that to inspire a new generation of active participants. The GOAL 2012 program would leave a real a legacy of infrastructure that will positively encourage people to cycle and walk both before, during and after the Games. This is a fantastic vision for London 2012 that we must all get behind.”

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