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Movement and professional work bucharest 1

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  1. 1. Movement and professional work Bucharest, Romania
  2. 2. Bucharest cyclists have problems with... TrafficFoto: Bast
  3. 3. Bucharest cyclists have problems with... Street dogsFoto: Bast
  4. 4. Bucharest cyclists have problems with... PollutionFoto: Bast
  5. 5. Bucharest cyclists have problems with... InfrastructureFoto: Bast
  6. 6. Bucharest cyclists have problems with... The Mayor
  7. 7. The cycle pathscompleted in 2008 and 2011 wereestablished only on sidewalks and turned out tobe very expensive and unsuccessful experiments.
  8. 8. Until October 2012, the Police Traffic Division had already declared illegal somany paths that theirlength exceeded 100km out of the 117 km manged by the Bucharest Streets Administration.
  9. 9. On March 11, 2013, the Mayor announced that he refused to lay down the cycle lanes on roads and that he supported cycle lanes exclusively on the sidewalks.
  10. 10. The Community of Bucharest’s Cyclists: We don’t WANT cycle lanes on the sidewalk !
  11. 11. March 23rd 2013 – Protest march:We don’t WANT cycle lanes on the sidewalk !
  12. 12. There were only 4,200 people. But it was the largest bike protest in RomaniaFoto: Loading Studio
  13. 13. But the Mayor decided to ignore cyclists and experts. He wants more traffic.
  14. 14. April 12, 2013: The Mayor announced value of the the investments for the road infrastructure of his dreams: 13 billion Euros !
  15. 15. With the current city income, the infrastructure planed by the Mayor would be ready in 40 years.Bucharest will be buried in debts in order to get buried in concrete.
  16. 16. In 1900, the Mayor’s plans would have been visionary!But we live in 2013…
  17. 17. “If you plan cities for cars and traffic, you get cars and traffic.If you plan for people and places, you get people and places.”
  18. 18. Citizens’ Campaign requesting public information about illegal cycle lanes. The Mayor refuses to provide this public information.Foto: Bike Lover
  19. 19. Translation: “Mr. Mayor told me that if I collected 10,000 likes on facebook, he would give cycle lanes"
  20. 20. Translation: ”We don’t like cycle lanes on the sidewalk !”
  21. 21. “I can’t wait to see their faces Translation: after I make cycle lanes over here!”Foto: Virusbike
  22. 22. Currently Bucharest has no viable route with cycling lanes for the citys thousands of bikers.PROTEST IN PROGRESS

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