May 25th, 2017
The Catalan institutions are continuously more aware about the importance of this means of transport for the future, for this reason, they continuously invest more funds for improving the safety of every one of the cyclists.
Before 2020, the Catalan government will have invested between 20 and 40 millions of euros to improve and increase the bike lane in Catalonia, it was announced in this way by Josep Rull, minister of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Next October, the local help call will be opened for City Halls, regional councils, etc.
These investments are within the growth of the habitual cycle users who have exceeded all expectations. According to the Institut Opinòmetre’s survey, requested by the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat, a total of 190,000 people have changed the car or motorbike for the bicycle.
A series of numbers which don’t stop indicating that the bicycle is here to stay. Citizens are already making the first effort of the change and, it seems that institutions are also getting moving in order to achieve that this transition becomes safer for all the users.
We cannot stop imagining a future where the streets of Barcelona, including the Eixample, are clean and tranquil passages where we can circulate with our favorite means of transport. And it seems that this idea is getting closer!