Italians who buy a new bicycle will get up to 500 euros from the government

The Italian government will offer a 70% subsidy, capped at 500 euros, for people who buy a new bicycle or electric scooter or sign up to bike and scooter sharing services.

 

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The Italian government will offer a 70% subsidy, capped at 500 euros, for people who buy a new bicycle or electric scooter or sign up to bike and scooter sharing services.

The measure is part of a €55 billion support package for the Italian economy and aims to keep people from using their cars and public transport as the country recovers from the crisis surrounding the new coronavirus (Covid-19).

Fewer people will be able to take public transport because of social distancing regulations, De Micheli pointed out at a press conference with Foreign Press Association journalists.

The government is also looking into changing traffic laws to enable local authorities to create cycling paths more easily, De Micheli added. City representatives of the country’s capital, Rome, announced that it would create 150 kilometres of new cycling paths by September.

 

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