Bicycle highways, integrated in the international network

The historical regions of Romania will be connected to highways, but not for cars, but for bicycles! The project will swallow 120 million euros from the Ministry of Development’s green digital transition fund.

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Romania, we can say without mistake, is not a very friendly country with those who travel on two wheels. Especially if they also lack the engine, two-wheeled vehicles are seen not as an environmentally friendly means of transport, but as an obstacle for drivers. This is evidenced primarily by accident statistics, in which cyclists and motorcyclists occupy an alarming number in the category of deaths.

Currently, cyclists are fighting with local authorities for the right to travel in cities on special tracks, which will guarantee their safety in traffic. In civilized countries, bicycles are the preferred means of transport, and the authorities provide real highways for cyclists, including international travelers.

In this context, the Minister of Development, Public Works and Administration, Cseke Attila, announced the allocation of 120 million euros from the Local Fund for the digital green transition for the realization of national cycling routes.

Motorways for bicycles, integrated into the international network: What is their route

From this budget, two bicycle track routes should be built to connect Transylvania (to Drobeta – Turnu Severin) and Moldova (to Galați) with pan-European routes. Eurovelo 6 and Eurovelo 13 respectively. The two routes stretch along the Danube to the Delta, but are unmaintained and, in some parts, non-functional.

“Very briefly, two European sections pass through Romania. As with highways, it also exists on bike lanes. Both are on or near the Danube. In this project we want to link the historical regions of the country with two other cycling routes. One that will come through Transylvania and one that will come through Moldova (…) This is a 120 million project, very ambitious, in the implementation of which there will be a partnership with the county councils in the country because this project cannot be implemented without the authorities local ”said Cseke Attila.

In Romania, the Eurovelo 13 route crosses three counties of the country (Timiș, Caraș Severin and Mehedinți) and has a total length of 280 km.

The second part of the Romanian Route connects with Eurovelo 6 – Atlantic – Black Sea along the Danube.

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