Bicycles Increasingly Popular In Hungary

  • 13 Jan 2021 10:44 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Bicycles Increasingly Popular In Hungary
The Budapest Transport Centre’s five bicycle counters measured 15% more traffic in 2020 than in 2019, according to the Hungarian Cycling Club.

The increase did not start with the appearance of the coronavirus epidemic, as already in January the counters measured 28% more cyclists than in the same month of 2019.

Traffic increased in every month from April to September, but not in October, due to rainy weather.

According to the Cycling Club, the increase may have been caused by the coronavirus because cycling maintains a safe social distance, and riding a bicycle remains possible even during lockdowns.

More and more people are realising that bicycles are a way to avoid traffic jams and there is no need to look for parking spaces, the club said.

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