A charging system developed by Balearic company Decópolis.

16-05-2018Decópolis

Contained in the Balearic government's transport plan is the possibility of the subsidised purchase of electric bicycles by members of the public.

The outline of the plan for the period 2019 to 2026 was presented last week, and within it there is a series of measures to promote the use of alternative energy sources and electric mobility. There isn't anything specific about the grants for buying electric bikes, but fostering their use is in line with current and planned policies for electric vehicles and a significant increase in the number of charging points.

A government study suggests that at present only two per cent of daily journeys are on a bicycle. The aim is to increase this to nine per cent by 2026. The government also hopes that by encouraging the use of bicycles, electric or not, it can cut the volume of traffic on the roads. Transport and energy minister Marc Pons says that the objective isn't to stop people moving around but is to try and stop them relying on cars.

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S. / Hace over 3 years

It is a very healthy way to go to work etc. Providing there are Cycle Lanes to facilitate Cycling. Imagine a major reduction of Vehicle Traffic on the Via Centura . Imagine the reduction of exhaust pollution. I wholly support the use of all Bicycles.

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TJ / Hace over 3 years

Fantastic idea ... However let's get it safe for the cyclists first, just like the cycle path network in Holland. This country puts Spain to shame where cycling is concerned!

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James / Hace over 3 years

This would be a change:

Dutch bikers to work can soon receive contributions from the state. It is one of several proposals put on the table when the Dutch government switches its cycle betting.

"Let's get out of our cars and on our bikes," says Deputy Minister for Infrastructure Stientje van Veldhoven, whose goal is for another 200,000 people to start cycling.

The government will discuss different initiatives with "large-scale employers and small and medium-sized enterprises". One suggestion is that cyclists will get 19 eurocents per kilometer they cycle to and from work. You also consider tax deductions on bicycle purchases.

In the Netherlands, the average citizen travels less than 7.5 kilometers to and from work.

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