Bari becomes first Italian city to pay people to bike to work

Bari’s mayor is aiming to “double the number of bicycles in the city” in 2019, starting with the four-month trial of a new initiative that pays residents to cycle.

Those who ride their bikes to work or school will be paid 20 cents a kilometre – up to a maximum of 25 euros per month, or 125 kilometres a month – under the scheme.

Up to 1,000 Bari residents can register to take part in the trial. Their bikes will be fitted with a tracking device that…
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