Penza governor proposes to resurrect bicycle production in region
Penza, 28 April 2016. PenzaNews. The bicycle production industry in the Penza region needs to be resurrected, suggested the governor Ivan Belozertsev during the offsite session of the coordination council on political parties held at “Electropribor” production company on Thursday, April 28.
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“We must look more into our opportunities to resurrect the production. Perhaps we can organize a mutual production facility. We have an excellent production site, a good legacy, and the demand for bicycles in Russia is growing, too,” he said.
According to the head of the region, the Penza authorities are currently working to bring the regional roads up to shape, listing the capital repairs of the Akhuny road and the reconstruction of Izmaylova street in Penza as examples of such enterprises.
“We make bicycle-only lanes a requirement during planning. […] It must be done. I think if we create the conditions and find the opportunity – financial and architectural – to build the bicycle lanes, many citizens, I believe, and especially the youth will switch over from cars to bicycles,” Ivan Belozertsev explained.
He noted that he already instructed the regional government chairman Nikolai Simonov to analyze the potential to restore the bicycle production facility in the Penza region.
“We must work together, discuss the problems and ideas by yourselves, our citizens, our industry workers. I am always ready to hear everyone out, discuss them, bring them up for discussion in the Penza region government or the industry workers association, all to find the hidden gems, the points of growth and points of development in the Penza land,” Ivan Belozertsev stressed.