The public transport network in the Wielkopolska region of Poland is set to receive massive investment, with a substantial part of funding coming from the EU. The main beneficiaries will be the cities of Konin and Leszno and the areas surrounding them.
Konin will buy eight low-emission buses, build 8.4 km of bicycle lanes, create bike and ride interchanges with public transport stops, and put up electronic information boards. An urban bike-sharing system will also be created, with 100 bikes available to rent at 11 stations.
In seven municipalities surrounding the city, 23.6 km of bicycle routes will be built and 7 new interchange points constructed. The creation of an integrated public transport system will also enable the introduction of a regional day ticket.
The deadline for implementing the measures in and around Konin is September 2018, with the total investment coming to 48.6m Polish Zloty (€ 11.2m).
In Leszno, eight new buses will be added to the city's fleet. The city's transport operator will also introduce a city travel card and rebuild an existing and build a new bus depot. These new features will cost 36.8m Polish Zloty (€ 8.7m).
For more information, visit stooq.com (in Polish).