Council leaders in Birmingham have welcomed news of a £17 million government grant to improve cycle route across the city.
Environment chief Councillor James McKay said:
I am delighted we will be able to deliver much-needed improvements to Birmingham's cycle network through this grant.
Thanks to British success at the Olympics and Tour de France, interest in cycling has never been so strong. We fully recognise there is untapped potential for cycling to become an integral part of our transport network - for both commuting and leisure purposes - and want to exploit it.
It is a real coup to win this funding in the face of opposition from other cities who also put forward very strong proposals.
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