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Public transport in the Wielkopolska region to be transformed (Poland)

By News Editor / Updated: 13 Jul 2017
Polish Jelcz bus

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).  

Image credit: Jelcz Bus from Flickr by photobeppus under CC BY-SA 2.0. The original image has been cropped slightly from the bottom.

 

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