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.
Révész emphasized that one section of the cycle path connecting Debrecen with Oradea, the Tépe-Berettyóújfalu route, will be handed over this summer. Once it is handed over, only an additional short section has to be built to connect the two major cities.
Other cycling path developments in Eastern Hungary, Budapest and Balaton
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 cycling path between Eger and Egerszalók, which will be an important part of the EuroVelo 14 route, will also be handed over in June, the commissioner said.
The cycling path between Szob and Ipolydamásd is also currently being built. When the bridge is completed, the left bank of the Danube will be accessible by bicycle up to the Black Forest, he added. 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.