Cycling in the Russian capital is in danger. Parade’s founders are looking for support.
Instead of creating a long-awaited cycling infrastructure, the Moscow Department of Transport (Deptrans) announced three bicycle parades with an “updated concept, improved route and concert program” for 2019. To do this, Deptrans is planning to provide financing from the city budget for the organization of the bike parade for the first time in 6 years of event’s history and also to remove the event’s creator, Let’s bike it! project, from co-organizing it. Let’s bike it! team claims that this decision will harm both the bike parades and other cycling events held in Moscow. For example, the future of such initiatives as Winter Bike Parade, Moscow International Cycling Congress and National Bike to Work Day is not certain now.