After improving its cycling culture via the introduction last year of several pro-cycling measures, the REC applied for a Hungarian cycling-friendly award for the first time—and was successful! The Cycling-Friendly Workplace and Municipality Awards, organised by the Ministry of Development in cooperation with the Cycling Hungary Association (KMSZ), were held this year in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary on May 20. REC Deputy Executive Director Zoltan Erdelyi received the certificate and plaque from Laszlo Taso, State Secretary for Transport Policies.
Thanks to the REC’s new mobility plan, employees benefit from bicycle facilities and various services offered to bike riders, such as: an on-site bike repair station called the ‘Bike Hub’ (which doubles as an information centre); refurbished shower facilities; and an expanded online presence through Facebook, an email group (firstname.lastname@example.org), and a web page that offers two maps highlighting the locations of bike service centres and local cycle routes.
To launch these services, the REC hosted an EMW MOBILITYACTION to inaugurate its Bike Hub facility and 'Bike Doctor' workshop, and also organised a bike ride for staff on nearby Szentendre Island to coincide with EMW 2015.
MODEL ACHIEVEMENT: Zoltan Erdelyi (left) receives the REC’s ‘Cycling-Friendly Workplace’ plaque from Laszlo Taso. Photo: Agnes Bartolf