In 2015, the Municipality of Maribor adopted the Integrated Transport Strategy and has been operating accordingly in recent years. And precisely because of that, in May it published a public tender for the selection of a private partner for a public-private partnership in the project of establishing and operating a bicycle rental / sharing system.
2 bidders applied for the tender, but their bids were incomplete, so the Maribor municipality invited them to complete the applications.
The value of the project for the establishment and operation of a bicycle rental / sharing system is estimated at 2,3 million euros.
The challenge of the Maribor Municipality in the future, after the establishment of the bicycle sharing system, will also encourage citizens to use bicycles more. public transport.
This year, the municipality therefore decided to invest in cycling infrastructure.
There is also the idea of closing the Old Bridge to motorized traffic, or a similar regime as is currently in force on Glavni trg and Koroška cesta.
The purpose of setting up such a system is primarily to promote sustainable mobility. And so the bikes will be available to both regular users and occasional visitors, who will be able to use these bikes on 123 kilometers of bike paths, as many as there are currently in the Municipality of Maribor.