Bicycles for students in Novi Sad (Serbia)

By News Editor / Updated: 03 Sep 2014

The campaign “Bicycle” has been introduced in Novi Sad in line with the project “Moving for health”. All students who live in student hostels in Novi Sad have been provided with the opportunity for a bicycle to take (to borrow) for use by this campaign.

Background & Objectives

 

The campaign “Bicycle” has been introduced in April 2005. in line with the project “Moving for health”, witch has been carried by the Student’s union of Novi Sad with the support of Ministry of education and sport.

All students who live in student hostels in Novi Sad have been provided with the opportunity for a bicycle to take (to borrow) for use by this campaign. Renting of bicycles was, primarily, done in the new B home, while the Student’s union was announcing that by the end of the year all student hostels in Novi Sad would be equipped with bicycles.
 

 

Implementation

 

Procedure of borrowing the bicycles is simple: student leaves his home card at the doorman and takes over the bicycle and he has to return it the same day in the same condition he took it, in other words, if for example the tire bursts, he is ought to fix it and take the costs.

For the time being, in new home B, we have 5 bicycles which are a gift from “Mega favorite” company, and we contacted the Regional secretary of sport and youth to help us purchasing bicycles for other student hostels in Novi Sad, says Milan Jovic, vice-president of Students union of University in Novi Sad, adding that this campaign has been accepted well among the students, emphasizing the fact that all 5 bicycles are non-stop used.
 

 

Conclusions

 

Bicycle is a transport vehicle which doesn’t pollute the environment; it is the most economic and very useful for the health of the citizens.

Bicycle still doesn’t have an adequate treatment in our cities, among the people who decide and to some extent among the experts. In that purpose, citizens should use public transport, drive bicycles and walk, instead of automobiles.

 

Topic: 
Walking and cycling
Mobility management
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Country: 
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Novi Sad
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Keywords: 
measures - awareness raising
measures - campaigns
measures - rental services
campaigns (large scale)
MM for schools
28 Jul 2009
03 Sep 2014