Italians will be paid for every kilometer made by bike

Italians will be paid for every kilometer made by bike

January 6, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The city hall of the Italian city of Bari will pay 25 euros per month for those who change from car to bike. “If you pedal, you will earn not only health!”, Said the mayor of Bari Antonio DeCaro to the citizens, signing the resolution adopted by the city council.

According to the document, Bari is the first Italian city where the experiment on transplanting citizens from cars to bicycles, which has already been tested in France, starts.

It will last four months and for its implementation 545 thousand euros from the Ministry of the Environment have been allocated to the budget of the municipality of Bari. The goal is not only to reduce the load on the roads, but first of all to take care of the environment. As a result of the experiment, it is planned to double the number of cyclists.

It is planned to pay for each kilometer, made on a bicycle, but not more than 25 euros per month. Especially prized road from home to work and back. The authorities will pay a ride to work on a bicycle at 20 euro cents per kilometer. And 4 eurocents per kilometer other urban routes are estimated.

Implementation of the new initiative has its own difficulties – how to calculate the mileage? For this reason, all bikes participating in the promotion will be equipped with a GPS kit at city expense to prevent fraud and track the distance traveled.

In addition, in order to stimulate transplantation on bicycles, the authorities are ready to support financially those who do not yet have their own bicycle, but have a desire to transfer to them. A discount of 150 euros will give those who want to buy a factory bike, a discount of 250 euros is available for the purchase of electric and 100 euros for the purchase of a used bicycle.

And still every month the results will be summed up according to which those who wind the most kilometers on the pedals will receive an additional bonus of 50 euros. The bonus will receive the first ten participants of the action.