SZEGED (SZŐREG) - NOVI KNEZEVAC BICYCLE ROAD CONST.. (KNESZECYC-3)
SZEGED (SZŐREG) - NOVI KNEZEVAC BICYCLE ROAD CONSTRUCTION (phase 3)
Start date: Mar 31, 2013,
End date: Sep 29, 2014
The closest town to Szeged in Serbia is Novi Knezevac hardly over than 25 kilometers far from each other. There are two smaller villages on both sides: Újszentiván, Tiszasziget, Dala and Sprski Krstur. The efforts for integration of small regions made impetus to the need for the development of the infrastructure significantly improving the links between the townships and for the construction of the bike road. There are no Community traffic roads across the border, thus the main mean of transport is the bike. That is the reason that the bike road built in the proper length is missed. Despite of this no bike road was built.In the present phase a dual usage road is to be built in Újszentiván and a two lane bike raoad connects Dala and Krstur. The complete budget of the project is 1.054.083 EUR within which all partners' share exceed the 10% limit. The project may be financed from EU support of 895.971 EUR (85%), of support ensured by the Hungarian government of 83.910 EUR (7,96%) and of own resources of 74.201 EUR (7,04%). With the project bike road and dual usage road will be built in total length of 4.265 m with the surface of 13.909 m2. This corresponds to a standard 1m wide bike lane with almost 14 km length.The project is adjusted to both the national and the Union strategies and to the horizontal objectives ensuring equal opportunities and the sustainable development.The project partners carry out the supervision and the management of the realization in a joint organization.Public procurement takes place according to PraG rules. Achievements: The project, divided into three phases, aimed to facilitate the construction of a new cycling path between two neighbouring municipalities in Hungary and Serbia: Szeged and Novi Kneževac. Novi Kneževac is the closest Serbian town to Szeged. These two settlements are located about 25 km away from each other and both of them have two smaller villages in their vicinity: Újszentiván and Tiszasziget, in Hungary, and Dala and Sprski Krstur, in Serbia. Before the project implementation began, there were no designated cycling paths across the border in this region. Bicycles are important means of transport for local people and this necessitates the development of a cycle path between these settlements. The partnership implemented two earlier sections of the cycle path between Szeged and Novi Kneževac in the previous phases of the Programme (HUSRB/0901/111/095 and By 31st January 2015, a dual-purpose road will be built, in Újszentiván, as well as a two-lane cycling path connecting Bala and Srpski Krstur. At the time of publication of this Catalogue, the total length of the path under construction is 4,265 m with a surface area of 13,909 m2. This project and its previous phases, targeting both local population and cycling tourists, have several positive effects: users of the cycling path can travel safely and protected from the traffic cycling is environmentally friendly and contributes to the decrease of air pollution; it is healthier and, at times, faster to commute by bike. The accompanying events of the project have reached the people from both sides of the border and helped them to get to know each others culture and values better.
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