Do prace na bicykli (Bike2Work)
Annual national cycling promotion in May
The Slovak Ministry of Transport
is responsible for the implementation of the national Cycling Strategy. The main goal is the promotion of cycling on national level. In May 2015 the second edition of the national Bike2Work campaign was launched.
How does it work?
Instead of reinventing the light bulb the campaign takes inspiration from surrounding countries where cycling is already a equal transport mode to move around the city. The campaign aims to positively influence traffic behavior of citizens in favor of the bicycle, walking and public passenger transport. Furthermore information are published about the impact of transport on our lives, including specific indicators on CO2, dust, noise and their effects on the human body.
What makes it a success?
- Recurring yearly pattern, easy to remember
- Focus on general environmental and personal health benefits of cycling
- Educational promotion among pupils and students
In 2014, the first year of the campaign, 30 Slovak towns and more than 1,500 inhabitants cycled nearly 200-thousand kilometres thus saving up to 49,000 kg of CO2. In 2015 it was an even bigger success: more than 50 Slovak cities and 3000 people participated.