The government will make up to 60 million euros to the fund that he created at the end of April to encourage the French to the practice of the bicycle in the perspective of the déconfinement, in order to avoid a postponement of solid transport on the car, announced Thursday the minister of the ecological Transition the Elizabeth Terminal at Paris Match . "We decided to triple the budget, 60 million euros, and aim for the million bikes delivered in the state by the end of the year," said the minister.read also : bike Map: users ' associations welcomed the new measures
Initially endowed with 20 million euros, this fund is used to finance an aid of 50 euros for the restoration of a bicycle (channel change, brakes, tires, derailleur, etc.) within a referenced network of repair shops, listed on the website of the Federation of the Users of the Bicycle (FUB) and a dedicated platform. It is also used to fund parking and temporary training courses to learn or relearn to ride a bicycle.
According to the magazine, the flat rate of 50 euros has already been called for more than 62.400 cycles. "It's been a long time that I'm fighting to change the look on the bike, to as much as 60% of journeys are under 5 miles. In a few weeks, this crisis has made winning years of cycling policy !", is it welcomed. Elizabeth Terminal is also considering to enter in the recovery plan, a bonus for the purchase of electric bicycle, more simple than the current one, according to Paris Match.
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