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Network of electric bicycles to connect Bulgaria, Romania

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The network of electric bicycles will be developed in the Bulgarian-Romanian cross-border region under a project financed by the Interreg programme.

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Tourists will be able to rent an electric bicycle for three hours and to explore the tourist sites along the two banks of the Danube river.

The project foresees the purchase of 240 bicycles, with half of them to be stationed in Bulgaria, the other half in Romania. The bicycles will be distributed between sixteen Bulgarian and sixteen Romanian towns.

The electric bicycle allows riders to travel between fifty and seventy kilometers with minimum efforts.

The project is developed by two Bulgarian and two Romanian organizations, namely the Agency for Regional Development and Business Centre – Vidin (the lead partner), Vidin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Romanian Association for Electronic Industry and Software Oltenia, Local Employers’ Association for Small and Middle Enterprises Calafat.

The work on the E-bike Net project, which is funded by the V-A Interreg Romania – Bulgaria 2014-2020 programme, began in February.

The sixteen Bulgarian towns participating in the project are: Dobrich, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Vratsa, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Svishtov, Mezdra, Balchik, Lom, Montana, Cherven Bryag, Dulovo, Oryahovo, Silistra and Vidin.

The Romanian participants are: Giurgiu, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Calarasi, Constanta, Craiova, Alexandria, Medgidia, Mangalia, Caracal, Rosiorii, Turnu Magurele, Cernavoda, Navodari, Slatina, Oltenita and Calafat.

The bikes will be serviced by specially trained operators. The speed of the bike will be set by default to 25 km/h in order to limit accidents. The project costs 762,085 euros.

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