EU funding for nearly 230 kilometers of new cycling routes across Slovenia
Between July and mid-September 2021 alone, Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy approved EU funding for the development of nearly 230 kilometers of new cycling connections across the country. The new cycling infrastructure will promote sustainable mobility and allow cyclists to enjoy in safe and comfortable rides to and between local and regional centers.
The European Regional Development Fund will support the construction of 228 kilometers of new cycling routes across the whole of Slovenia. The newly developed cycling connections will allow Slovenian citizens to plan daily trips to and between local and regional centers and will link municipalities across the country. The 29 cycle projects that will receive support from the European Regional Development Fund pursue three common goals: to promote sustainable mobility, especially utility cycling, to improve traffic safety and to reduce pollution.
A total of EUR 111.1 million have been invested in cycling routes across Slovenia in the programming period 2014-2020 - EUR 92.3 million in the scope of the mechanism Agreement for regional development and a further EUR 18.8 million in the scope of the mechanism Integrated Territorial Investments.
Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy has recently approved EU funding for the following cycling routes:
- Škofja Loka-Virmaše,
- Vuzenica and Muto,
- Krško-Kostanjevica na Krki,
- In the Karst – Project GEOMOB,
- In municipality Domžale,
- Lenart-Sveta Ana-Trate,
- Lenart-Cerkvenjak-Trnovska vas,
- Jarenina-Lenart-Zg. Senarska,
- In Slovenj Gradec,
- Loka-Kandija ,
- Rogaška Slatina-Sp. Gabernik,
- In municipality Dobrova-Polhov Gradec,
- Nova Gorica-(Italija)-Vipolže-Dobrovo,
- In Spodnja Idrija,
- Dravograd-Otiški Vrh,
- In municipalities Velenje and Mislinja (Huda luknja),
- In municipality Vrhnika.