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VNT awarded for its contribution to development of cycling culture in Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUFor the second consecutive year, Ventspils nafta terminals has received a prize in the Cyclist-friendly contest organized by the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry and the European Commission.

VNT earned the prize titled ‘Organization contributing to cycling traffic and cycling culture’ with a number of measures to ensure safe and convenient bicycle transportation for its employees to and from the company territory.

Last year’s prize was awarded for the company’s procurement of special industrial bicycles to help employees to travel across the company’s 100 ha large territory. This year the project was taken a step forward – motivating people to use bikes to travel to work and in their daily lives. September has been declared ‘Bike to work’ month. As part of the special month, the company gives kilometre counters to its employees if they arrive to work on a bicycle, as BNN was informed by the company.

The Cyclist-friendly contest is organized for the second consecutive year. Its goal is to single out examples of good practice in forming cyclist-friendly infrastructure and assisting with the development of cycling tourism. Municipalities, institutions and NGOs were invited to take part in this contest.

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