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In Lyon there has been much talk of a funicular or similar for bicycles, for mounting the fearsome Croix Rousse hill. It was costed at €15M and the idea was abandoned, though I see there is now talk of building a Trampe system as in Trondheim.

However, there is a project being built of a nature you didn't mention : a bicycle tunnel. The same Croix Rousse hill has a road tunnel running under it. A second tube was required, to bring it up to modern security norms; this tube will be dedicated to bicycle, pedestrian and bus traffic. It's to open in 2014.

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by eurogreen on Wed Aug 8th, 2012 at 12:32:07 PM EST
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... there is also a tram/bicycle/foot bridge being built, to link the tip of the peninsula (almost literally an "island") to the left bank.

Lyon is becoming a fairly decent place to ride a bike.

And with that... I'm on my bike (down the dreaded Croix Rousse hill)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Aug 8th, 2012 at 12:58:02 PM EST
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On a bike? You're a courageous man.
Everybody know you get up and down the Croix Rousse via the traboules...
by Bernard on Wed Aug 8th, 2012 at 04:30:06 PM EST
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