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Promoting urban cycling in Bilbao: Bicycle Bonuses return to the city

Jesus Carames

April 4, 2023 | 5:30 p.m.

Bilbao City Council has once again launched its Bizikleta Voucher program, seeking to promote the use of bicycles in the city and support local businesses in the sale and repair of these ecological vehicles.

The initiative, which started April 3 with the opening of the business membership on the bonobilbao.eus website, it allows citizens registered in Bilbao to acquire and exchange vouchers in participating establishments, presenting their ID, from May 10 to October 31 (or while supplies last).

The program has a total budget of almost 50.000 euros and will make available to the people of Bilbao 1.225 bonds for the purchase of electric bicycles and for the maintenance and repair of all types of bicycles. The vouchers for the purchase of electric bicycles will have a value of 400 euros, with a contribution in equal parts between the City Council and the buyer (€200 each). On the other hand, the bonds for maintenance and repair will have a total value of 50 euros, also divided between the City Council and the buyer (€25 each).

Each person may purchase a maximum of 1 bonus for the purchase of electric bicycles and even 2 bonuses for maintenance and repair. As for the establishments, they will be able to receive up to 30 vouchers for the sale of electric bicycles and will have no limit for repairs.

Citizens will be able to consult the businesses attached to the Bizikleta Bonds on the website www.bonobilbao.eus. In addition, these bonuses will be compatible and cumulative with the Bilbao Comercio Bonds and any other type of bond promoted by different administrations.

This initiative not only promotes the use of the bicycle as a sustainable means of transport, but also support local businesses in a difficult economic moment, benefiting the entire Bilbao community.

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