Long-Distance Cycling

 

Korea Cycling

The Lee Myung-bak administration (2008-2013) had low carbon, green growth as the main paradigm. One of their main measures was the “Four Major Rivers Project” (in Korean: 4대강 정비 사업). The aim was to improve the ecosystem of the four major rivers and to secure drinking water resources. The construction work begun in 2008 and it was completed in 2012.

Alongside to that project, Korea constructed bicycle paths next to the rivers. The first stage of the bike network opened on April 22, 2012. The national bicycle network is still in development. Currently, it is possible to ride along the four major rivers, do a cross-country ride from Seoul to Busan, follow the East Coast and cycling around Jeju island.

 

 

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