Cycling has seen a surge in popularity since 2020, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our daily lives upside down and forced us to rethink our routines and habits.
In the last few years, the City of Luxembourg has taken several steps to help make it easier to get around by bike. Its major initiatives include ambitious projects such as the elevator connecting Pfaffenthal to Ville Haute, the ongoing extension of the 170-kilometre network of cycling routes in the capital, and facilities that encourage people to make cycling a habit. Sit back, relax and read on to learn all about the new bicycle boulevard and other bike-friendly actions.
We know cycling boosts our health and well-being, but we must not forget that a healthy, balanced diet is also crucial. With that in mind, this issue of City also explores the topic of nutrition – especially as it concerns our youngest residents. In an effort to limit the risk of illness and do all it can to contribute positively to children’s development, the City has drawn up specifications for preparing meals served to children in schools and foyers scolaires (childcare centres). We’ll also tell you about projects such as RAGI (‘Richteg Akafen, Gesond (gutt) Iessen’) and the Movin’Kids group, both of which epitomise our commitment to future generations.
Along with promoting a healthy diet for children, the City is focused on easing access to inexpensive, healthy food. For over a decade, Cent Buttek Beggen has been helping disadvantaged people stock their refrigerators, while at the same time serving as an important meeting place for its beneficiaries. Our reporters take you on a tour of this organisation.
Don’t miss these stories and many more in the May issue of City magazine.
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