Tartu, Parnu to get nearly EUR 26 mln for bicycle path construction

  • 2024-05-13
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN -  With the support of the European Union, Estonian cities Parnu and Tartu are to be allocated 12 million and 14 million euros, respectively, for building bicycle paths.

Together with the cities' own funding, approximately 37 million euros will be invested to make mobility more sustainable.

In Parnu, the funding will help construct bicycle paths on the currently under-construction Raba-Lai Bridge and on the Raba, Pargi, Aia, Esplanaadi and Supeluse streets.

The City of Tartu will use the support to build bicycle paths on Tahe, Tahtvere, Tuglase, Onne, Kastani, Laia, Jakobi, Riia, and Turu streets, as well as Vabaduse Avenue. A bicycle path will also be constructed on the Sopruse Bridge. Additionally, two intersections will be reconstructed, and a parking lot on Voru Street, as well as the Lounakeskus mobility center, will be completed.

This initiative also allocates support to the City of Tallinn for the development of a bicycle path network. The decision on projects funded for Tallinn is expected by this summer at the latest.

The initiative co-financed by the EU supports solutions that develop comprehensive and safe bicycle path networks. In addition to bicycle paths, funding is also provided for infrastructure-related constructions, such as bicycle parking lots, bicycle tire inflation and repair stations, and seating areas for cyclists.

The projects will be implemented from 2024 to 2029.