Min­is­ter finds own cy­cle stolen

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

A Bel­gian min­is­ter ar­rived by bike to a news con­fer­ence to pro­mote cy­cling on Tues­day, only to find it had been stolen when he left half an hour later. Ben Weyts, min­is­ter of mo­bil­ity for the Dutch-speak­ing re­gion of Flanders, un­veiled a plan to in­vest $320 mil­lion in cy­cle lanes un­til 2019, as part of a wider pro­gram to pro­mote alternative modes of trans­port. While Bel­gium is a coun­try ob­sessed with cy­cling as a sport, cars are the main method of com­mut­ing to work, lead­ing to some of the worst road con­ges­tion in Europe.

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