Čakovec gets three “smart” rest areas for cyclists

first_imgBased on the decision of the Ministry of Tourism related to the Public Invitation for the development of public tourism infrastructure for 2016 with an emphasis on cycling infrastructure, the City of Čakovec was approved 102.900,00 kuna for a project called ‘SMART cycling rest areas’, which provides for the installation of three’ smart ‘rest areas for cyclists in the area of ​​Čakovec, he writes Lovely MeđimurjeRest areas will be set up near sports facilities, SRC ‘Mladost’ in Čakovec, on a green area near Bike Park in Preloška Street in Čakovec and the sports zone in Kuršanec, and all three locations are along the international R1 cycling route.Rest areas consist of a canopy, rest benches, info panels, so-called. ‘smart benches’ with the possibility of charging mobile phones and tablets via a solar panel or battery, a box with a safety lock and bicycle repair tool, spare tubes and a first aid kit, a service stand with integrated pump and five bicycle parking racks. This project enriches the tourist infrastructure of the city and the county, and an increasing number of cyclists are provided with places for rest and repair in attractive locations that attract a large number of visitors.Innovative solutionsAs these rest areas are treated as urban equipment, their construction does not require a location or building permit. It should be emphasized that these are innovative solutions because they represent a step forward in the use of solar energy that is sufficient to power the screen, LED lighting of the resort and free charging of electronic devices that tourists use on their travels.It is planned that the Ministry of Tourism will provide 80 percent of the funds with the approved amount, while the City of Čakovec will provide the rest in its budget. SMART bike rests will be set up by the end of the year. For more information on bike paths in Međimurje County, see hereSource: Lovely Međimurjelast_img read more

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Pennies for Princesses

first_imgA highlight of the Cape Community Newspaper calendar is the annual Pennies for Princesses Women’s Day fundraiser. Now in its sixth year, tickets for the glittering gathering are sought after, and this year was no different. According to Chantel Erfort, editor of Cape Community Newspapers which publishes Athlone News and its sister titles, tickets were sold out within a minute of sales having opened. Held on Friday August 12 in the ballroom of the Table Bay Hotel, a whopping R88 400 was raised for Dews of Quietness, a support group for women and children based in Retreat. From left, are Candice Sinclair, of the Table Bay Hotel, who donated R20 000; Moriedah Dien of Dews of Quietness; Heidi Edson who donated R20 000 on behalf of GrandWest, and Ms Erfort, who handed over a cheque for R48 400 raised through ticket sales. Another picture on page 12.last_img read more

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