With an important role in North Macedonia, Struga shows up as a potential area for varied development. Although, between others issues, arises the problem of traffic in the city center and in the main accesses to it, which gets even more problematic during the summer time - when tourists arrive in town for vacation and to enjoy the Ohrid lake banks.
Given these facts it seemed urgent to think of a practical, fast and economical way to solve this situation - a bicycle network which could cross the main arteries in the city and connect the main social points.
We were presented by the traffic problems the city had at that moment and we were invited to open a public discussion on how this problem could be addressed.
A quantitative audit was made in order to get to know how the bicycle culture in a city the a such flat topography like Struga could solve these problems.
What is lacking and should be changed?
An Action Day was organized involving the use of bicycles in all over the city to aware the inhabitants for the benefits of the use bicycles in Struga.
Streets were painted by youngsters in order to make this initiative memorable for medium term!
New infrastructure road equipment was designed to guarantee the safety of the Struga riders and new bicycle lanes were planned for their implementation.
A democratic initiative involving the local government and Struga inhabitants was organized in order to discuss usability, feasibility and its implementation in the near future.