30 Jul '14, 4pm
[#Olle_Jeffry ] Iron Curtain Trail: Europe’s Plan to Boost Bike Tourism and Promote Peace: W... [ #Swagmundial ]
While East-West tensions are the highest they have been since the Cold War, European Union officials are planning to turn a symbol of that dark period — the Iron Curtain — into a bicycle path that will boost tourism and promote unity on the continent. The $2.4 million (€1.8 million) ”Iron Curtain Trail” project will stretch 4,225 miles (6,800 km) from the Barents Sea on the Norwegian-Russian border to the Black Sea at the border between Bulgaria and Turkey. The cycling route passes through 20 countries, including 14 EU members, along the former death strip that divided Warsaw Pact countries and NATO members from 1945 to 1991.