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Tartu includes city residents in mapping public bicycle system locations

Tartu City Government

Rental station in the public bicycle system in Tartu Foto: Juhan Voolaid

13 July / The Tartu City Government is looking for input concerning possible locations for rental stations in the public bicycle system.

The Tartu City Government is looking for input concerning possible locations for rental stations in the public bicycle system, so that city residents would also put rented bicycles to use in their everyday activities.

Recommended locations can be added to the web map and there is a questionnaire that can also be completed, which will be of help when it comes to planning the public bicycle system and taking into consideration the needs of city residents.

‘We have been planning on establishing a public bicycle system in Tartu for a long period of time, but things have only recently begun to move forward since specific sources of financing are finally in place. Seeing that we would like city residents to replace their current modes of transport, especially automobile trips, with rental bicycles, then it must be well-thought-out and convenient for the user. The selection of locations is of key importance, and it is here that we await the participation of city residents', said Urmas Klaas, Mayor of Tartu.

We ask that you mark your preferences regarding bicycle rental stations on the map and also complete the attached questionnaire (in Estonian): www.tartu.ee/eform/submit/rattaringlus

The City Government will be accepting proposals for locations until the end of August.

Over the next two years, the City of Tartu is planning on constructing a public bicycle system in Tartu, which will be comprised of 600-800 rental bicycles and 60-80 rental stations located across the city. The goal is to shape the public bicycle system into a part of the public transportation system and to integrate them into a complementary whole. The opinions of residents and mobile positioning data used for route network analysis will be used in planning locations for the public bicycle system.

Additional information (in Estonian): www.tartu.ee/rattaringlus

Last changed 13.07.2017