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On Islamabad’s bike lanes, residents pedal towards a greener city

ISLAMABAD: Cyclists are taking to the streets of the capital, after the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation officially opened dedicated bike lanes for the first time, aiming to promote a greener environment and better public health. Local authorities hope the 5 km (3.11 miles) of cycle track, costing around $20,000, will help reduce public reliance on fuel-guzzling vehicles that have degraded the sprawling city’s air quality. The cycle paths were conceived more than half a century ago under a master plan for the city’s…