Representatives of cities and municipalities from the Split Urban Agglomeration area and project partners in the “Choose a bike!” project held a working video meeting on preparations to implement the public bicycle systems. As it was said at the meeting, the first deliveries of bicycles by the project partner “Nextbike” will follow in February, and preparations to install bicycle stations and power connections at other locations are underway, reports Grad Split.
The work on installing terminals in the whole urban agglomeration should be completed in the next few months. The first functional stations would be located in the Podstrana area, and the locations are already ready to receive bicycles. It was pointed out that most of the new contingent of bikes is planned to be set up in the Marjan Forest Park area and the city’s outskirts. The construction and marking of bicycle roads in the Trogir area are expected to be completed by the middle of the year at the latest. As part of the activities of this integrated project, the City of Split and seven partners – cities and municipalities from the Split urban agglomeration (Solin, Trogir, Kastela, Podstrana, Klis, Dugopolje, and Dicmo), will receive 41 new stations with a total of 242 bicycles. In short, from the beginning of summer, the area from Podstrana to Trogir and from Split to Dicmo will be connected by a system of public bicycles.
The “Choose a bicycle!” strategic project is co-financed by the European Union within the ITU Call “Urban Mobility – Development of public bicycle systems in the Urban Agglomeration of Split.” The project application was prepared by the Development Agency Split – RaST, with the support of the Service for International and EU Projects of the City of Split, which is now leading the project. The project’s total value is HRK 13.6 million, of which the grant amounts to a total of HRK 10.8 million. This project to develop the public bicycle system is planned to popularize bicycles as an alternative form of public transport. An indispensable part is developing and improving the network of cycling infrastructure, which will enable faster access to public transport stops and serve as an upgrade of the existing form of public transport in the Split urban agglomeration.
These 41 new locations with bicycle terminals will be distributed in eight local self-government units following the analysis of needs and possibilities for the implementation of the system, as follows:
City of Split: 16 terminals with 50 electric and 20 classic bicycles.
City of Solin: 6 terminals with 12 electric and 26 classic bicycles.
City of Trogir: 3 terminals with 10 electric and 10 classic bicycles.
Kaštela: 6 terminals with 30 electric and 30 classic bicycles.
Municipality of Podstrana: 2 terminals with 6 electric and 6 classic bicycles.
Municipality of Klis: 2 terminals with 4 electric and 8 classic bicycles.
Municipality of Dugopolje: 4 terminals with 10 electric and 10 classic bicycles.
Municipality of Dicmo: 2 terminals with 4 electric and 6 classic bicycles.
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