The 1.1 km long bike road was built in Szendehely (Nógrád county) and was inaugurated in 2015. The EU funds they used for the construction was almost 200 million HUF (556,458 EUR).
According to Magyar Narancs, it is not strange that road-building is very expensive in Hungary. For example, one km of
the M6 motorway is being built for 4.5 billion HUF (EUR 12.5 million).
Of course, bike roads are not that expensive since their technical content is more modest, but between Ságvár and Som (Somogy county, near Lake Balaton), 5.6 km cost 627 million, which means that one km was 111 million HUF (EUR 308,000). But almost the double of this price seems to be very much – Magyar Narancs says.
The paper sent its questions to the local government of Szendehely, which ordered the construction, why they needed the bike road between two small villages for this high amount of money. However, they did not receive an answer yet.
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