Bicycle as the main transport: the Ministry of Transport allocates money
Yesterday, Wednesday, it was announced that the Ministry of Transport plans to prepare a € 500,000 stimulus package to promote the use of bicycles.
The package includes subsidies for the purchase of new bicycles and the repair of old ones.
“The Ministry of Transport has set a high standard for the use of bicycles as a means of transport,” said Minister Yiannis Carousos after meeting with Environment Commissioner Clelia Vasiliou.
According to Karusos, the package includes 15 actions, some of which can be implemented immediately.
The Bicycle Promotion Council will meet at least three times a year to oversee the implementation of the decisions.
The ministry’s goal is to introduce bicycles into people’s daily lives as a safe, healthy, and reliable means of transportation and action to reduce carbon emissions.