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Gov`t to Set Up 4,000km of Coastal Bike Paths

Posted October. 14, 2009 05:03,   


The Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said yesterday that it will search for 4,000 kilometers of coastal roads for pedestrians and bicyclers to promote the two activities at fishing villages.

The roads will be categorized into full, short, expert and general courses.

The Korea Fisheries Infrastructure Promotion Association will supervise the search for biking roads through three teams of bicycle travel writers and amateur bikers for the east and southwestern coasts. The teams will conduct two months of operations from Thursday.

The ministry will introduce the selected places in its pictorial magazine’s December edition. The magazine will also contain information on 100 fishing villages, major fishing ports and coastal tourist attractions.

A thousand copies of the magazine will go to libraries at major universities across the country, provincial and municipal government offices, and tourist information booths.

Electronic copies will also be available at the home pages of Happy Bikers (bike.donga.com), The Dong-A Ilbo’s biking portal, and the maritime tourism portal Sea Tour (www.seantour.com). The two sites will provide videos and photos of the exploration teams’ activities.