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With help from Copenhagen, Cairo makes room for bicyclists

In partnership with the Cairo government, the United Nations and the Danish Embassy, a civil society organization hopes to cut down on traffic and encourage healthier lifestyles with bicycle-friendly infrastructure.

Residents of Heliopolis, an upscale suburb of Cairo, woke up to the passage of 200 cyclists pedaling through on May 11.

The cycling tour celebrates the beginning of an urban project to get residents of Cairo to drive less and employ more environmentally-friendly transportation. Called Sekketak Khadra (Your Road is Green), the initiative aims to integrate cycling into Egyptians' daily lives, as it had been in the 1950s and 60s.

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