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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Romania’s new roads will have bike lanes, minister says

The new roads to be built in Romania will have bike lanes, according to EU funds minister Cristian Ghinea. Moreover, the current roads will also become bike-friendly.

The statements were made during the event organized by the European Commission Representation in Romania for the visit of EC Vice-President Jyrki Katainen.

Talking about the EuroVelo routes, the minister said that this project has been blocked by the Government for 12 years, reports local Agerpres.

“There is a government decision. The problem is this. Romania appears on the German maps of these European bicycle routes. We have these routes on the map, but not in practice. The Germans come, they enter Romania and think that they are traveling on the European bicycle routes, but in fact they don’t. I’m not kidding. It was a problem that has lasted 12 years, between two ministries,” Ghinea said.

He added that the negotiations continued, and he hopes that he finally managed to unblock this project, which has two aspects: building bike lanes on the existing national roads, and building new roads with adjacent bicycle lanes.

Jyrki Katainen, the European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, has made an official visit to Romania on September 1-2.

Bucharest City Hall to organize international public tender for bike-sharing system

Romania wants to lure more tourists with cycling routes

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Romania’s new roads will have bike lanes, minister says

The new roads to be built in Romania will have bike lanes, according to EU funds minister Cristian Ghinea. Moreover, the current roads will also become bike-friendly.

The statements were made during the event organized by the European Commission Representation in Romania for the visit of EC Vice-President Jyrki Katainen.

Talking about the EuroVelo routes, the minister said that this project has been blocked by the Government for 12 years, reports local Agerpres.

“There is a government decision. The problem is this. Romania appears on the German maps of these European bicycle routes. We have these routes on the map, but not in practice. The Germans come, they enter Romania and think that they are traveling on the European bicycle routes, but in fact they don’t. I’m not kidding. It was a problem that has lasted 12 years, between two ministries,” Ghinea said.

He added that the negotiations continued, and he hopes that he finally managed to unblock this project, which has two aspects: building bike lanes on the existing national roads, and building new roads with adjacent bicycle lanes.

Jyrki Katainen, the European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, has made an official visit to Romania on September 1-2.

Bucharest City Hall to organize international public tender for bike-sharing system

Romania wants to lure more tourists with cycling routes

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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