Cypriot government plans to use EU funds to build more integrated mobility

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
Developing integrated mobility would boost the economy and provide better quality of life.
Cypriot authorities are hoping to use EU cohesion funds to implement changes to their transport infrastructure, reducing the role of cars and making public transport, cycling and walking more attractive options. Strategic planning for Cypriot cities is already underway: a feasibility study for a tram in the capital of Nicosia will be completed soon.

Tasos Mitsopoulos, the Minister for Communications and Works, has said that the financial crisis poses an excellent opportunity for the country to look at viable growth and integrated mobility. He pointed out that despite improvements made to the public bus network in 2010 the system was still insufficient to persuade car drivers to switch to using public transport.

Movements towards developing integrated mobility will, according to the minister, “require fewer resources, serve the needs of more people, help to kickstart the economy and improve quality of life”.

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