Budapest, September 16 (MTI) – The government is committed to further developing the country’s bicycle path network, a national development ministry official said on Wednesday, opening European Mobility Week in Hungary on Wednesday.

The government recently allocated 10 billion forints (EUR 32m) for the project, Laszlo Taso, state secretary for transport policy, said in Budapest.

Local governments are encouraged to apply for funding, he said, adding that promoting bicycle as a green alternative to environment-polluting public transport is a key message of this year’s mobility week.

Hungary built 530km of bicycle roads between 2010-2014, he added.

The mobility week is a European Commission initiative and is held annually across Europe between Sept. 16 and 22.


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