Hungary to spend millions developing cycling routes

By News Editor / Updated: 19 Aug 2016

Hungary‘s Ministry of National Development has announced that it will spend 30 billion Hungarian forint (€96 million) on cycling infrastructure.

The funds will develop the country’s main cycling routes, including sections of the EuroVelo 6 – Atlantic-Black Sea and the EuroVelo 11 – East Europe Route.

Making the announcement earlier this month, Máriusz Révész, Hungary’s new commissioner for cycling and recreation, said that a newly created department would lead on the development of the cycling infrastructure.

Révész also announced the creation of a National EuroVelo Coordination Centre (NECC) to coordinate the development of the routes and bring Hungary in line with other European countries.

The NECC will ensure the implementation, operation and quality assurance of the EuroVelo routes.

The ministry will consult the Hungarian Cycling Federation, Hungarian Cyclists' Club and Cycling Hungary Alliance before finalising the plans – which also include completely renewing signposting and developing services along the cycle routes.

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