The Greek Ministry of Transport launches a campaign to encourage the use of bicycles

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The Greek Ministry of Transport, together with the urban rail transport company STASY, has launched an information campaign to promote the use of Bikes in the public transport network of Athens.

Under the title “I go everywhere by bike”, the information campaign was launched by the Deputy Minister of Transport Michalis Papadopoulos and president of STASY Charis Damascos, at a recent event held in the central Syntagma Square.

At the launch, Papadopoulos presented an application that allows users to access information in Greek and English on the rules concerning the transport of bicycles in public transport.

Commuters can access this information via the Ministry of Transport website. website at www.yme.gov.gr/metafores/podilata as well as through a application and one QR Code which is available inside cars and tram and metro stations.

The ministry’s website provides information on:

– the use of bicycles in the metro, tram, buses and RER
– cycle routes in Greece and the Eurovelo network
– traffic regulations
– cycling promotion activities.

In addition, the campaign spot is broadcast on screens inside cars and metro and tram stations.

“The bicycle is an affordable and environmentally friendly ‘tool’, ideal for covering short distances in cities, while offering many health benefits… We encourage the daily use of the bicycle while promoting cycle tourism,” Papadopoulos said.


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