Budapest Critical Mass

Posted by JaamZIN on 9:39 AM


One of the largest Critical Mass event in Budapest was in April 2007, attracting an estimated 50,000 cyclists, including the president of Hungary (László Sólyom), and the mayor of Budapest (Gábor Demszky).

The Budapest City Council gave Critical Mass a Pro Budapest award for their efforts in promoting cycling as an alternative mode of urban transport and improving the transportation culture in the capital city. 

Possibly the greatest accomplishment is the fact that the number of people using their bicycles on a daily basis in Budapest has doubled for the third year in a row, a growth rate unmatched anywhere else in the world. (source)