Virus-free, healthy and good for the environment. Today’s bicycle range makes it easier than ever to travel by bike. However, many commuters have not found their favourite bike model yet. The EU project "Fossilfritt 2030 - Rena resan" (Fossil-free 2030 - A clean journey) has launched a bicycle test for those who need help to find the right bike and adopt a new habit.
Bicycles can radically simplify commuters’ lives. A foldable bike can easily park under the desk at work, cargo bikes can carry up to 80 kilos, and electric bikes make riding uphill a pure pleasure. For habitual drivers, it can be difficult to keep track of new cycling solutions. Therefore, the EU project “Fossilfritt 2030 - Rena resan” has developed a bicycle test that gives an indication of which bicycle could be a suitable choice for the need of different commuters.
“New types of bicycles make it possible to travel in new ways. This test is a fun way to keep track of bicycle trends and be inspired to new ways of commuting”, says Mirja Mattsson, project manager at Fossilfritt 2030 - Rena resan.
Cycling to work is a wise choice in several ways. It is good for health in general and right now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extra important to help reduce crowding in public transports.
The project receives support from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and from the partners Region Örebro County, Region Sörmland, Region Östergötland and Biodriv Öst. In the coming years, the project will work with different types of campaigns with try-outs where participants will get to try different bike models.
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