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Bikes and pedestrians left out of Olympic plans

Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has admitted the Government has no targets for the amount of people who will walk or use cycles to get to 2012 Olympic venues in London.  Speaking at the Foreign Policy Centre’s ‘Access and Inclusion… Delivering the Green Games’  Mrs Jowell admitted no targets were in place, making it impossible to commit to other infrastructure such as cycle racks – which seems rather a missed opportunity – especially as the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is hopefully committed to plans originally announced by his predecessor, Ken Livingstone, to place 6,000 free rental bikes across London’s nine inner boroughs.