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Public Campaign Freedom for Bicycles in the City of Siauliai

Siauliai

Detailed description of the Good Practice

The public campaign Freedom for Bicycle was organized in the city of Šiauliai in September to join the European Mobility Week events held in the city. The Šiauliai citizens enthusiastically have been participating in this international event since 2002.

Over 300 participants-cyclists occupied the city streets the campaign day. The huge team of cyclists moved on the main city streets according to the design route in advance. The oldest cyclist was 70 years of age. In two hours, the cycling campaign finished in the square at the City Municipality. The participants were welcomed by the concert and prices. The campaign resulted in the most exciting moment – lottery of the elegant bicycle of 2010. This price was established by the key sponsor - the company Baltic Vairas , producing different kind of bicycles.

The public campaign Freedom for Bicycle in the city was of great success. Engagement of young citizens in such a campaign once more proved how it is important to educate the public spirit and encourage the citizens responsibility of using transport means as well to demonstrate alternatives and their continuity that changes attitude and thinking.


transport
health

Objectives of the Good Practice

The objective of the event aimed to pay the community attention on the negative transport impact on environment and health, to improve the environmental education and to promote tolerance to cyclist, environmental friendly life style and friendly transport means as well to identify the key problems regarding safe cycling and cycling path infrastructure issues.

Participants of the Good Practice

City of Siauliai
cyclists

Target group of the Good Practice

cyclists

Funding of the Good Practice

City of Siauliai

More Details of the Good Practice

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Data sources and references

Baltic Cities Environmental Bulletin 2/2009