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EU funding for a cycling connection between Ajdovčina and Lokavec

Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy has approved EU funding for the project Agreement on the development of region - Slovenian Infrastructure Agency: Ajdovščina-Lokavec. The EUR 2.4 million cycle project that will be implemented by the Slovenian Infrastructure Agency under the Agreement on the development of the Goriška region will be supported by the EU, with the contribution from the European Regional Development Fund standing at EUR 534,000.

The Agency will build a 2.1-kilometre long cycling route between the town of Ajdovščina and the settlement Lokavec. As a result, the local cycle network will be linked to the national cycle network.

The project will help improve the existing walking and cycling infrastructure, making walking and cycling in Municipality Ajdovščina much safer and more comfortable. In addition, the project will also promote sustainable mobility through improved conditions for utility cycling, daily migrations by bicycle and improved safety of cyclists. On top of that, noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from road transport are expected to decrease, which will in turn contribute to a safer and healthier living environment.