Central MeetBikes promotes cycling in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia
In many Central European cities and regions the economic developments of recent years have led to more prosperity and rapid development of motorization. Similar to Western Europe during the sixties and seventies, the number of accidents and traffic-related pollution increased. Western Europe has responded with adjusting the roadnetwork, which led to more and more car traffic. There is a chance that the Central European countries develop more sustainable urban transport with a high share of environmentally friendly transport modes.
To improve conditions for cycling in Central Europe the Central MeetBike project aims to demonstrate model solutions for Central European cities. Existing data will be used to create a concrete implementation model for each country and pilot measures will be implemented in each participating city. Throughout the project, seminars, excursions and conferences for planners of cycling infrastructure will transfer knowledge and experience. Polis follows the Central MeetBike project as associated partner to facilitate networking with the Central European cities.
As Polish-Czech-Slovak-German partnership, Uherské Hradiště and Pardubice in the Czech Republic; Žilina and Prešov in Slovakia; Tczew and Gdansk in Poland; and Dresden and Leipzig in Germany work together in Central MeetBike. A total of twelve partners from research institutes as well as municipalities exchange experiences regarding the promotion of cycling.
The project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund and runs from 2007 to 2013.