European Mobility Week 2021: „KlimaEntLaster“-Tour from Mattersburg via Train Station Wulkaprodersdorf to Eisenstadt
In bright sunshine the “KlimaEntLaster”-bikes were en route for the second time within the framework of the 20th edition of the European Mobility Week on September 22nd.
After a rainy morning Max, Marie and Martha – the three KlimaEntLaster-Bikes – could finally start their second tour of the European Mobility Week 2021. While the first one had led them from Mattersburg to the train station in Sopron on a cross-border trip on September 17th, this one would start in Mattersburg and – after a stopover at the train station in Wulkaprodersdorf – end in Burgenlands capitol Eisenstadt at the “Jahreszeitenmarkt” (“Season’s market”).
Success story bike boxes
At the stop in Wulkaprodersdorf the extensive infrastructural measurements implemented in 2019 within the framework of the project Interreg AT-HU Low Carb Mobility were presented by Andrea Wolfsgruber, assistant to the CEO of the Hungarian-Austrian company: “Especially the bikes boxes are increasingly popular. Because the first four boxes were rented immediately, it was obvious to set up more of them. As these also were assigned in the shortest possible time, a further enhancement of the supply as well as the expansion to other train stations is planned.”
Although E-Bikes are far from being a novelty, cargobikes like the „KlimaEntLaster“ Max, Marie and Martha are still a rare sight on the streets of Burgenland. This might change soon, if it was up to the employees of the Raaberbahn, who tested the everyday suitability of the bikes. “Once you are used to the handling you just want to ride as long as the battery lets you,” says Balázs Urbanics, Marketing and Communication.
After the informative visit at the train station and the team of Raaberbahn and a couple of kilometres on the “Jubiläumsradweg” (jubilee bike path) Max, Marie and Martha arrived in Eisenstadt. Here the „Jahreszeitenmarkt“(Seasons market) welcomed its visitors with awide array of regional products. In front of Eisenstadts Bergkirche (Calvary hill church) the cargo bikes were available for testing. “As I have tested other cargo bikes as well, I can tell how fascinating the handling of these different constructions and models is. I am sure there’s something for everyone! This, in turn, makes it hard to choose,“ one of the visitors said.
“KlimaEntLaster”-tour was an event within the framework of the project Interreg AT-HU “Low Carb Mobility”. Measures to contain COVID-19 were taken into account while carrying out “KlimaEntLaster-Tour”.