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ROBG-1 “E-bike Net”

What’s the goal?

A network of electrical bicycles, which people can use to move freely in the whole cross-border area (32 towns).

What’s the budget?

762,085.72 euro, out of which 647,772.86 ERDF

Who?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Agency for Regional Development and Business Center – Vidin (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Vidin chamber of commerce and industry

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Romanian Association for Electronic Industry and Software Oltenia

Beneficiary 4 (B4): Local Employers’ Association for Small and Middle Enterprises Calafat

When?

Start date: 02.02.2016

End date: 01.02.2018

Duration: 24 months

Where?

Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Vidin, Vratsa, Ruse and Dobrich in Bulgaria (+ Sofia).

Giurgiu, Mehedinţi, Calarasi, Constanta, Dolj in Romania (+Bucharest).

How?

  • 32 towns will be equipped with e-bike stations;
  • 70 e-bike charging station points will cover the whole cbc area;
  • (at least) 480 people will participate in e-biking events within the project;
  • 2350 e-bikes will be provided within the project;
  • 2 studies for connectivity of e-bike Net to TEN-T infrastructure and recommended e-bike routes will be realized;
  • 18 e-biking events – promotional tours and festivals will be organized to promote e-biking as sustainable individual mobility option.

The results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 1 joint mechanism created (e-bike network).

Programme results: Cross border population (95.000 people) served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T

Project status

The project was finalised. The e-bike network was set up and consists of 240 e-bikes stationed in 32 towns in eligible area and 70 charging stations placed in 68 towns in the eligible area.

The e-bike network was broadly promoted via cross-border tours, including dedicated tours for elderly. The network was also promoted to tour operators and journalists within dedicated promotional tours, as well as international tourism fairs.(Pictures from the events and more details about where the electrical bikes can be found on the project website: http://danube-ebike.net/.

A detailed map of the operators and charging stations can be accessed at: http://danube-ebike.net/en/network/ (see a picture below). In the susteinability period, the beneficiaries of the project are working on to ensure full functionality and accesibility of the network.

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