Rent-a-bike in Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection

17 Sep 2013

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To mark the Europen Mobility Week, UNDP in Serbia handed over 20 bicycles to the Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection. Bicycles will enrich the Ministry’s „rent-a-bike” system.

With this enhancement, Ministry and UNDP are continuing to promote alternative mobility modalities, encourage the civil servants to cycle to work and break prejudices that Belgrade is not a bicycle friendly city.

“Last year, an initiative was launched to organize a rent-a-bike system for the personnel of the Ministry. Its launch was among the events that marked the European Mobility Week. At the inauguration ceremony, a donation of twenty bicycles and two parking racks was received from UNDP Serbia. The system was a big hit with my colleagues, and the bicycles were constantly in use.

I would like to thank UNDP Serbia for the continuation of our collaboration and for this latest donation. With these additional 20 bicycles more colleagues will be able to cycle, free of charge, in their daily commuting, and we will truly be able to practice what we preach: help preserve the environment by causing less GHG emissions in transport. Maybe our direct impact will not be that significant, but we will for sure be setting a positive example”- said Mr. Miroslav Tadić, Head of the EU Integration and International Cooperation (Environment) Department at the Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection.

Eurpoean Mobility Week is an annual campaign that promotes sustainabe urban mobility. It takes place from 16-22 September throughout Europe and fosters the lnational ans ocal self governments to introduce sustainable transport policies and enable its citizens to use alternative transport as much as possible.

The activity is part of „Sustainable Urban Transport in the City of Belgrade“ project that is jointly implemented by the Ministry of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, City of Belgrade and UNDP in Serbia.