Dimitris Papastergiou, President of KEDE: Sustainable Urban Mobility
comes by bicycle, to save our cities
The Central Union of Greek Municipalities, continuing the “Solidarity Alliance”, in collaboration with “My Market” launches an initiative for Sustainable Urban Mobility in 19 cities in Greece.
The program is called “City by Bike – Beautiful City” and focuses on the use of bicycles in cities and in support of sustainable urban mobility.
The program started today from Trikala and the event was attended by Mrs. Dimitra Daskalaki, General Manager of Organizational Development and Communication METRO AEBE
The President of KEDE and Mayor of Trikala, Dimitris Papastergiou stated:
The plans for Sustainable Urban Mobility, the new law on micro-mobility, the funding from the “Antonis Tritsis” program and the Recovery Fund are important, but what is important above all is to change the mentality. The bicycle is the solution for human cities. The bicycle is our connection with the memories of childhood. KEDE had started the “Solidarity Alliance” with My Market to help those who needed us because of the pandemic. Today, more optimistic with the vaccination wall erected, we look ahead and continue our synergies, this time to promote the use of the bicycle throughout Greece.
We change our cities by riding a bike with a pedal and we learn to move ecologically, after all “City with bicycles is a beautiful city”!
Statement by Dimitra Daskalaki, General Manager of Organizational Development and Communication METRO AEBE:
Our company is always on the side of KEDE and today we have the opportunity to launch the action as to promote bicycle use in cities. The program is called “City by Bike – Beautiful City”. Our goal is to focus on the use of bicycles in cities and in support of sustainable urban mobility! We recently received the certification “Bicycle Friendly Company” of the European Cyclists’ Federation and we are developing the first “bicycle friendly” network in Greece, placing certified and secure bicycle parking spaces at our headquarters, distribution centers and selected stores My Market. We started from Trikala and will continue in 19 cities in Greece.
Information about the initiative “City by Bike – Beautiful City”
The first phase of the KEDE-My Market initiative concerns the following Municipalities / dates:
June 7 Trikala
June 8 Karditsa
June 9 Larissa
June 10 Volos
June 21 Nafplio
June 22 Tripoli
June 23 Kalamata
July 7 Rhodes
My Market during the “City by Bike – Beautiful City” initiative
- Inform about the advantages of using the bicycle
- Offer free bike checks and safe travel tips
- Implement the action “Bicycle Diploma”, giving the opportunity to children (aged 8 to 12 years) to understand, in a simple way, the concept of safe riding