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Moscow Official Announces Bike Season Closed

The cycle lanes on Moscow's Boulevard Ring will be opened to cars in November, the capital's deputy mayor and head of the city's transport department, Maxim Liksutov, told TASS news agency Tuesday.

"The biking season is coming to a close, from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15 the markings for cyclists on the Boulevard Ring will be removed," he was cited as saying.

The change concerns both the road markings designating cycle lanes and signs warning drivers to give way to cyclists, the report said.

The two-way cycle lanes, which stretch 4.5 kilometers through central Moscow, connecting Nikitsky Bulvar with Chistoprudny Bulvar, were established in July, the Moskva city news agency reported earlier.

Drivers faced a fine of 2,500 rubles ($40) for not respecting the bike-only zones, the report said.

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