EU supported investment projects implemented by the Goleniów Municipality continue at a steady pace. After developing the project for establishing
the Institution for Professional Activity, the local government focused on water and cycling tourism.
The building of a kayaking berth on the Ina River in the vicinity of Konstytucji 3 Maja and gen. Andersa Streets and 11 km of cycling paths will be funded
from the Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020. On Friday 31st March this year, contracts that guarantee EU funding for the projects were officially signed.
The ceremony took place in the presence of Olgierd Geblewicz, the Marshal,
and Robert Krupowicz, the Mayor.
The amount of PLN 6.5 m will support the local government budget. The cost of all three projects was estimated at nearly PLN 9 m. Their implementation
and development of kayaking and cycling infrastructure fits into objectives
of the 4th Priority Axis of the Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 “Natural surrounding”. The implementation is scheduled in 2017 and 2018.
All three contracts will significantly improve the quality of life in Goleniów, Szczecin Metropolitan Area and the region. Cycling paths and a kayaking berth are only examples of a methodical implementation of a vision of Goleniów, a city that is friendly to citizens. Moreover, the infrastructure will extend to the area
of the Goleniów Industrial Park which will become a venue not only for business,
but also a space providing access to leisure infrastructure. I should congratulate
the local government their projects promoting kayaking and biking, since the latter may become an additional mode of transport, said Olgierd Geblewicz, the Marshal.
The Ina River becomes friendly to kayaking
The kayaking berth is going to be built on the right bank of the river. For this purpose, an area will be designated in the vicinity of Konstytucji 3 Maja
and gen. Andersa streets. Plans include development of small infrastructure,
such as sheltered area for people, benches, tables, bins, bike stands, pavements
and lighting. The project should be completed in August 2018 and will follow
the design and build scheme. The cost of the investment is estimated by the local government at PLN 1.5 m. The Regional Programme 2014-2020 will provide nearly PLN 250 thousand.
Get on bikes
Two projects will develop nearly 11 km of cycling paths in the city. The first nearly three kilometre section will be built along Stargardzka Street, through Podańsko
and towards Danowo. The second one, about 8 km stretch, will connect Lubczyna and the Goleniów Industrial Park. New sections will complement cycling paths already existing in the municipality, improve accessibility of important locations,
such as the city centre and the train station, and will provide an alternative
for commuting to work. Both project are worth PLN 7.3 m. The Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 provides over PLN 6.2 m. The building of the shorter section should end in November this year and the longer one will be completed
in November 2018.
The Marshal of the Region creates opportunities that are utilised by the Municipality of Goleniów. We would like Goleniów to become small Copenhagen, and for this reason we use our tourist and leisure potential. We are glad that the regional government understand needs of municipalities, cities and counties and offer their support. It is clear that the Regional Operational Programme is designed
to and efficient in helping beneficiaries. Both projects are important for us.
The kayaking berth will fit well into our green space and cycling paths will link the city and neighbouring towns, said Robert Krupowicz, the Mayor of Goleniów.
Good news for employees in GIP
Contracts were signed in Faymonville, a company manufacturing specialist trailers. The company is based in the Goleniów Industrial Park in Łozienica. During
the ceremony, its Director Łukasz Żuchowski said that it was good news
for employees of the company, since the new infrastructure will facilitate safe commuting to work. While concluding the event, Mayor Robert Krupowicz gave Marshal Olgierd Geblewicz a cycling t-shirt with an inscription of “I’m from Goleniów”.