The Spanish capital is planning a major increase in spending on cycling infrastructure and the city’s bicycle-sharing network BiciMAD in the coming year.

The city council had originally planned to spend € 2 million on cycling in 2016, but will now spend € 40 million on 33 new cycling routes on streets or in public places and parks. Much of the funding will come from a national government fund for sustainable investments. A condition for the funding is that it must be spent by the end of 2016, meaning deadlines will be tight.