More bike paths for Warsaw: report
PR dla Zagranicy
Warsaw is developing its network of cycling paths during the winter in a bid to become more bike-friendly, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily has reported.
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According to the paper, cyclists make up 7 percent of the city's traffic. The Warsaw authorities have said that existing bike paths will be cleared of snow throughout the winter, and more paths will be built in time for the spring cycling season.
In 2018, Warsaw saw 50 kilometres of new bike paths built, and after the winter the city will have a total of 600 kilometres of such routes.
This year was record breaking for Warsaw's public bike system Veturilo, which registered 6.4 million rentals, 1 million more than in 2017.
Warsaw's newly elected mayor, Rafał Trzaskowski, was quoted by Gazeta Wyborcza as saying that Veturilo is one of the best bike rental systems in Europe and that new rental stations are planned for March.