Here are the heat maps of the most popular bike routes in the five most bike-friendly Hungarian cities: Budapest, Szeged, Debrecen, Székesfehérvár and Győr. These maps show which routes the bikers loved the most, and which ones they avoided in the big cities.
Hungarian Cyclists’ Club (HCC) is the most significant civil organisation in the Hungarian cycling society and affiliated organisation of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF). The Bike to Work campaign began in 2007. Back then, it was organised by the Ministry of Economy and Transport, but the Hungarian Cyclists’ Club took over in 2008. HCC is now running yearly Spring & Fall campaigns.
The aims of Bike to Work are to create a healthier and happier community and a more liveable environment by maximising cycle commuting to work.
5,293 people took part in the spring campaign of Bike to Work, who together burnt 8,642,144 calories. They also saved the planet from 76,947 tonnes of carbon dioxide, and they saved themselves almost 215,000 Euros worth of gas, which they would have needed if they had gone to work by car. During this period, people cycled over 480,000 km, which is about the same as cycling around the whole country 214 times.
The heat maps were created with the help of an app called Bike Citizens. People could use the app to monitor their routes anonymously. The app was able to track the most and least popular bike routes the users followed. The cities where the most took part in this campaign and cycled to work are Budapest, Szeged, Debrecen, Székesfehérvár and Győr.
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Source: www.turizmus.com; www.facebook.com/bringazzamunkaba