Transport Minister Kupka attended the Do práce na kole cycling breakfast

Publikováno: 13. května. 2024, 3 min. čtení
Aktualizováno: 10. května. 2024
Úvodní foto: Hana Grohová
Publikováno: 13. května. 2024, 3 min. čtení
Aktualizováno: 10. května. 2024
Úvodní foto: Hana Grohová

On a rainy Tuesday morning, a cycling breakfast took place for participants in the May challenge „Do práce na kole“ [Bike to Work – red]. The „T-shirt breakfast“ officially launched the challenge. The cycling breakfast was also attended by the Minister of Transport Martin Kupka (ODS).

In addition to Minister Kupka and representatives of the organizer of the challenge, the AutoMat association, the cycling breakfast was also attended by the head of BESIP, Tomáš Neřold, Bára Soukupová (Pirates), chairwoman of the Prague cycling commission, an advisory body to the Prague City Council, and Prague 1 transport councilor Vojtěch Ryvola.

„Cycling rights are an integral part of urban micromobility, and we approach it accordingly: we have been supporting the development of meaningful and safe infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable road users for a long time. Since 2000, we have co-financed over a thousand local government projects in the area of the construction or repair of cycling paths or establishing cycling lanes, amounting to over 6 billion CZK. The State Transport Infrastructure Fund has also recently announced further calls for proposals,“ said Minister of Transport Martin Kupka (ODS) on the occasion of the start of the Bike to Work challenge.

Tomáš Neřold from BESIP, during the breakfast, appealed for mutual consideration, emphasizing that we all share one transportation space where it is necessary to respect each other. „We appeal for everyone to empathize with other road users and to perceive traffic situations through their eyes. For instance, motorists should reduce their speed sufficiently in towns and pay close attention to the movement of cyclists at intersections. Cyclists, on the other hand, should have their bikes equipped with reflectors or reflective elements and always have lights on both the front and rear in poor visibility conditions,“ said Tomáš Neřold.

The „Do práce na kole“ challenge will run throughout May. Potential latecomers who want to support their colleagues and join their teams can still register on the challenge’s website.

And what is the significance of the entire challenge? Dominika Lenthárová from the AutoMat association says, „The purpose of the May challenge is not to break records, but to help reflect on our own transportation stereotypes and try something different for at least a month. Feedback from participants indicates that most of them continue to engage in active transportation to some extent even after the event ends.“

This is an adjusted machine translation using Automat’s CycleLingo Translator (ChatGPT) of this article:

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