Submitted by: Green Revolution Association
Implemented country: Romania
IVelo, the project of Green Revolution, a Romanian NGO, succeeded in promoting the bike as a healthy and energy-efficient alternative means of transport. The key element of IVelo is its demonstrative character, provided by a free and user-friendly bike-sharing system. Having started with 400 bikes in 2 city parks and 3 renting centres, IVelo reached 20000 users and an addition of 700 bikes in just one month. It’s already extending country-wide, it received appraisal from the European Commissioner for Climate Change and the Romanian Ministry of Environment decided to turn it into a national environmental strategy.