Now Leicester's mayor is consulting over bringing the idea to the city.
The Leicester Mercury quotes deputy mayor Rory Palmer:
"We want as many people has possible to give their views on the scheme, to help us decide whether it would be suitable for Leicester.
"Encouraging cycling in Leicester is a major part of our transport policy.
"The reduction in car journeys will also help improve air quality and people's health."The consultation closes on 6 June. You can respond via the City Council website.