There have never been as many bicycle developments in Hungary at the same time as now, Máriusz Révész, Government Commissioner for Active Hungary, said at a press conference opening the construction of the Dunakeszi section of the EuroVelo 6 cycling route.
On June 20, Hungary’s most spectacular cycling development, the section around Lake Tisza between Tiszafüred and Poroszló, will be handed over; three bridges had to be built for this route.
The Eger-Egerszalók cycling path, which will be an important part of the EuroVelo 14 route, will also be handed over in June, the commissioner said.
Révész pointed out that one section of the cycle path connecting Debrecen with Oradea, the Tépe-Berettyóújfalu route, will be handed over this summer as well. Only an additional short section will have to be built in the future to connect the two major cities.
On the left bank of the Danube, between Szob and Ipolydamásd, a cycling path is also currently being built, and preparations are underway for the construction of the Ipolydamásd-Helenba bridge. When the bridge is completed, the left bank of the Danube will be accessible by bicycle up to the Black Forest, he added.
Révész mentioned that another very important bicycle path is being prepared between Budapest and Szentendre, which will be completed by the end of August.
Regarding the construction of the Budapest-Balaton cycle path, Révész said that work has started on several sections this year and it might be finished by 2022. The renovation of the Balaton Circle is already underway, he added.
According to the government commissioner, the Dunakeszi cycle path will not only play an important role for tourists, but it can also help many get to work. On an ordinary morning, he noted, it will be possible to get to Budapest faster by bicycle than by car in traffic.