Commenting on the event that attracted the highest number of participants so far, Mayor Ivan Bosančić, who also participated in the ride, said that the route passed by the city’s landmarks and through parts where EU-funded projects were being implemented.
The mayor announced the construction of 20 kilometres of bicycle lanes throughout the city.
The purpose of the Tour Natur event is to promote tourism and raise awareness of the beauties of scenery in the city.
Since last December, public bicycles have been available at three locations in Vinkovci as part of efforts to make the city cleaner and greener.
Before using public bikes, users need to register in the Nextbike application, scan the bicycle number and pay. Rental prices start at HRK 5 (€0.66) per 30 minutes, and the annual ticket costs HRK 200 (€27).
The value of the project is HRK 656,000 (€87,470), of which 40 per cent was provided by the EU through the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund and 60 per cent came from the city budget.
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