A total 291 Hungarian cities and towns have registered for European Mobility Week, held between September 16-22, local programmes of which will be coordinated by the innovation and technology ministry.
During the event, the ministry will offer free bicycle repair services in its headquarters, while Budapest’s public transport company BKK will organise concerts, exhibitions and family programmes along Andrássy Boulevard, closed to cars and buses that weekend, the ministry’s state secretary Péter Kaderjak told a press conference on Friday.
He said the government was committed to making transport “greener” in light of the increasing share of road transport within greenhouse gas emissions.
“It is not enough just to talk about climate change; everybody can help by choices on a daily basis,” he said.
The innovation ministry has allocated 180 million forints (EUR 543,000) to finance the programme in Hungary.
Hungary joined the European Mobility Week and Car-free Weekend initiative 18 years ago.