E-bike Net

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E-bike Net - ROBG-1

What is the purpose?

A network of electrical bicycles, which people can use to move freely in the whole cross-border area (32 towns).

What is the budget?

762.085,72 euro, from which 647.772,82 euro FEDR

Who implements the project?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Association “Regional partnerships for sustainable development – Vidin” (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Local Employers’ Association for Small and Middle Enterprises Calafat

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Romanian Association for Electronic Industry and Software Oltenia

Beneficiary 4 (B4): Vidin's Chamber of commerce and Industry

What is the implementation period?

Start date: 2016-02-02

End Date: 2018-02-01

Period: 24 months

Where it is implemented?

Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Vidin, Vratsa, Ruse and Dobrich in Bulgaria (+ Sofia).

Giurgiu, Mehedinţi, Calarasi, Constanta, Dolj in Romania (+Bucharest).

What will happen?

  • 32 towns will be equipped with e-bike stations;
  • 70 e-bike charging station points will cover the whole cbc area;
  • (at least) 480 people will participate in e-biking events within the project;
  • 2350 e-bikes will be provided within the project;
  • 2 studies for connectivity of e-bike Net to TEN-T infrastructure and recommended e-bike routes will be realized;
  • 18 e-biking events – promotional tours and festivals will be organized to promote e-biking as sustainable individual mobility option.

What will be the results (what is the contribution to the program)?

Programme outputs: 1 joint mechanism created (e-bike network).

Programme results: Cross border population (95.000 people) served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T

The state of the project

The project was finalised. The e-bike network was set up and consists of 240 e-bikes stationed in 32 towns in eligible area and 70 charging stations placed in 68 towns in the eligible area.

The e-bike network was broadly promoted via cross-border tours, including dedicated tours for elderly. The network was also promoted to tour operators and journalists within dedicated promotional tours, as well as international tourism fairs.(Pictures from the events and more details about where the electrical bikes can be found on the project website:

A detailed map of the operators and charging stations can be accessed at: (see a picture below). In the susteinability period, the beneficiaries of the project are working on to ensure full functionality and accesibility of the network.