Hue, Hoi An boost public bicycle share programme

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(VOVWORLD) -The first phase of the Public Bike Sharing System – an innovative public bike-sharing scheme by the International Co-operation Agency of Germany (GIZ), tech firm Vietsoftpro and the Thua Thien Hue People's Committee – has been launched in Hue city to develop a bicycle transportation plan for 2021-2026.
Hue, Hoi An boost public bicycle share programme - ảnh 1A bicycle station of the Public Bike Sharing System launches in central Hue city. The system uses seven stations with 80 bicycles. — (Photo courtesy of Thua Thien Hue provincial people's committee)

The pilot project uses 80 bicycles for seven stations in the inner city and destinations along the Huong River in the first phase before expanding to 19 or 20 stations with a total of 500 bicycles in 2023.

The cycling promotion project will help visitors and local residents to access public bicycles and a safe cycling environment in the wider smart city concept in supporting Hue to be a low-carbon urban centre.

It is also expected to contribute to improving the physical and mental health and quality of life of residents and conserve Hue, a UNESCO-recognised world heritage site and tourist attraction.

Hoi An City and Wernigerode, its twin town in Germany, plan to develop an 'eco road' that will promote bicycling in 'green' tourism destinations from the Old Quarter to An Bang beach. The two cities have boosted cultural cooperation by providing a solar-powered system for public lighting, loudspeakers, and lanterns in Hội An from 2019.

Hoi An, a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage city, hopes to encourage the use of 100,000 bicycles among residents.