Gdansk Cycling Infrastructure Project

Project Summary

Project 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

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
The Polish Ecological Club - National Board
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
1,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,500,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
Total Cost 2,500,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Project Approved for Implementation
01 Jun 2001
Project closed
25 Sep 2005