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Bike Lane Network in Tiblisi

24 July 2020

The FIA Foundation reports that Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, is developing its bike lane network to encourage a modal shift to non-motorised transport, following long-term advocacy by the Foundation Partnership for Road Safety, a partner of the FIA Foundation, and shifting public perceptions of active transport in the wake of COVID-19.

The city’s latest announcement of further bike network developments follows the installation of new bicycle lanes in a number of major city streets last year, with ongoing advocacy for the creation of a further network to fully link with public transit hubs. The move has been championed by the Foundation Partnership for Road Safety which has spent the past decade building advocacy campaigns and supporting local capacity building measures. It has been working with Tbilisi City Hall, local municipalities and local bike groups while also engaging in public outreach to promote cycling as an economic and effective form of transportation.

The Foundation Partnership for Road Safety is led by Gela Kvashilava and is a long-term member of Eastern Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Transport (EASST) and partner of the FIA Foundation in the region.

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