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Detail of GEF Project #1279

GEF Project ID1279
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameGdansk Cycling Infrastructure Project
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program11
Approval Date2001-06-01
GEF Agency Approval Date2002-03-01
Project Completion Date2006-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyThe Polish Ecological Club - National Board
DescriptionProject rationale and objectives: The project will reduce transport-derived greenhouse gas emissions by developing a model infrastructure facility program in Gdańsk to help individual citizens change their primary mode of transport from cars to bicycles. The model - and the experience gained - will be disseminated at the national level to help other local authorities develop similar, cost-efficient infrastructure measures and policies. The project objectives and activities are as follows:(a)Promote cycling as an urban transport mode in order to avoid emissions from cars and to help a more efficient use of public transport. (b)Provide a working example with a one-time investment that will give people a chance to use a less polluting, energy-efficient mode of transport safely.(c) Disseminate the experience and data collected in the project city of Gdańsk among other provinces, local governments, and financial institutions focusing on environment and development.(d) Monitor and evaluate transport behaviour and costs incurred to achieve greenhouse gas mitigation and other measurable benefits.(e) Remove institutional, legal, cultural, financial, and information/ awareness barriers to wider bicycle use as a means of urban transportation
Implementation StatusPromotion campaign continued as well as the co-operation with selected cities (Kraków, PrzemyÅ“l and other). Dissemination of the experience and data collected during project implementation in the project city of Gdañsk among other provinces, local governments, and financial institutions focusing on environment and development has continued.
GEF Project Grant
1,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
1,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,500,000 USD
Project Cost
2,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
1,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
1,500,000 USD
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