Romania’s Ministry of Economy, which sets the strategy for the National Authority for Tourism, has outlined ambitions to lay down a nationwide cycling network in an effort to boost tourism.
Emulating other European states, News.ro reports that a number of sources of funding are being considered, but the key hurdle remains legislation for cycle path standards.
Indicating that it is to take the nationwide expansion seriously, the region has even hinted at fines for local authorities that do not begin to plan for cycle travel.
The lure of a quick return on investment is further said to be a driver of the plans and the Government has noted Germany’s rapid acceleration of cycle tourism revenues.
In towns and cities, provision for cycling is also set to be developed in streets with a 30km per hour limited speed.
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