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A green light for green bike scheme

A new 1.5 million-euro bike hire scheme is being rolled out across Lefkoşa as part of efforts backed by Mayor Mehmet Harmancı to cut pollution and promote healthy living.

A green light for green bike scheme

By Anıl Işık

He and government ministers launched the “Velespeed” project last Saturday, unveiling the first of 410 especially designed bikes imported from Canada.

The bicycles are being deployed across the capital throughout the month and will be available at 43 docking stations — installed by local firm Yapım Construction, which is funding the scheme and will maintain its bikes — similar to systems in London and Paris.

Riders can use a credit card to hire a bike, either through the CycleFinder mobile phone app or directly at docking station kiosks.

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