Bicycle subsidy scheme will be modified to benefit vulnerable groups

The Transport Minister, Giannis Karousos, announced today amendments to the Incentive Plan for the purchase of a bicycle in order to allow more vulnerable groups to apply for bike subsidies.

In his statements, Mr. Karousos said that “today before the Council of Ministers an evaluation was made of the Incentive Plan for the purchase of a bicycle that we had implemented for the first time in 2021 with considerable success”.

“It was a plan that exceeded all expectations as within 8 hours about 8,000 applications had been received,” he added.

He said that after the evaluation “with a budget of 200 thousand euros, a plan will be prepared with some modifications that will target vulnerable groups and those who really need to buy a bike. “

“Within the next month, the necessary changes and amendments to the plan will be prepared, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Social Welfare, with the aim of approving the plan and announcing it before the end of June,” said the Minister of Transport.

He thanked all those who participated in the preparation of these plans and assured them that he would be by their side to support cycling and the infrastructure that is needed to encourage more cyclists on the road.

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