One year ago, the first urban bicycle path in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Costa Rica was inaugurated in the former capital Cartago, with more than 6 kilometres of safer cycling guaranteed for the urban commuter in this historic urban centre. The project, co-financed by the Municipality of Cartago and the Automobile Club of Costa Rica within their Safer Streets programme, functions as a cornerstone in the redevelopment of the Greater Metropolitan Area as a Polycentric Network System with a focus on non-motorized transport within the urban centers as well as the the strengthening of public transport as inter-urban connection.
On February 22, we will celebrate this occasion in collaboration with the Municipality of Cartago and the Dutch Embassy. There will be open-air activities, a guided bicycle tour through the city as well as the inauguration of an exhibition on bicycle culture held in the Municipal Museum of Cartago; more detailed information about the programme can be found here. The exhibition will include a preview of the first bike rental stations in the country designed and promoted by A 01 to be put into use by mid 2014.
The event is supported by a series of national organizations that help promoting the use of the bicycle and non-motorized urban transport: Aconvivir, ARCA, Cartago Cleta Tour, Cedarena, Chepecletas, FUDEU, GW Rolbikes, RAMU, University of Costa Rica / ProGai, and the Technical Institute of Costa Rica.