The Municipality of Syros - Ermoupolis, has signed α contract with the company AMCO SA, for the project "Supply of public bicycles to encourage action" which belongs to the Operational Programme "Crete and the Aegean Islands "NSRF 2007-2013.
The purpose of this project is the opportunity to provide residents and visitors of Syros, use, through a special station control system, of public bicycles for their routes, facilitating their movement, avoiding the use of private vehicles and assisting the work of the public transport, thereby contributing to the reduction of pollutants in the city.
Bicycle stations will be installed at three points of the city, with 50 bicycles and 70 parking spaces in total.
The project is expected to be completed during the month of August and will help to stimulate and sensitize citizens and visitors, for the sustainable use of bicycles as a mode of transport for short journeys, to facilitate the movement of people to urban centers aimed at:
To promote the bicycle as means of transport and not just a hobby
To reduce congestion in the central city areas
The reduction of urban pollutants
Improving public health
In creating positive publicity for the city and contribute to tourism development.