Ecovolis is a program which aims the promotion of ecological transportation, by giving our city more clean air, adding a civic European practice which helps in economic, social and environmental development of our community. Through Ecovolis PASS aim to offer a new & innovative service for the community of Tirana through ecological transportation by bicycle. Ecovolis is a public service provided to the citizens through bicycle station placed at different point of the city, to move and perform their daily chores. These bike stations will be established by PASS and will be monitored in cooperation with local authorities, employing people with few employment opportunities and other youths.
This system has been already presented to the people of Tirana, through the first Ecovolis station at the “Rinia” park, which provides 40 bicycles and a continuous service from 8 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week.
This initiative joins the ecologic transport network of bicycles, actually being encouraged and spread through many European cities. The most numerous users in this initiative are people from 18 to 32 years old, who up to the moment have reached 700 memberships and 500 users not being members yet. To this number we can add the regular bicycle users, who have their own bicycles and only during the activities of Ecovolis, called “The Bike Tour Saturday” have reached the number of 300 youngsters passionated by bicycles. These datas show that Tirana does not lack in will and need for bicycles, but motivation and support are necessary to make this trend and civil behaviour more secure and sustainable.
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