A joint project of Timis County and the neighbouring counties of Arad, Caras-Severin and Hunedoara has won more than €142 million in funding from the Recovery and Resilience Facility (PNRR), which allows the creation of 1,729 km new cycle routes. This is the largest cycling infrastructure project funded in Romania.
The tender was coordinated by a multidisciplinary team from Timis County Council, the lead partner of the project. A total of 125 county and local authorities are involved in the project. The proposed routes in Timis County cover more than 400 km, with an estimated cost of €40 million calculated with the average subsidy of €82,500 per km. Alin Nica, President of the County Council, described the planned development as the largest cycling infrastructure project in the country's history.
Timis County is the first in Romania to prepare its county cycling strategy, the Velo-Timiș strategy, elaborated by a consortium led by Mobilissimus. The team was also involved in the development of the successful tender, primarily through the work of Értékterv.
Source: Timis County Council