Park Officials Receive the Gift of Bicycles
August 17, 2011 § 1 Comment
AeroGal and Galapagos Touring and steam (IGTV), donated six bicycles to the Galapagos National Park (GNPS) to raise awareness in the ecology of the islands and reduce vehicle emissions. The aim is to introduce throughout the archipelago over a thousand bikes made especially for the Galapagos, to encourage the use of a vehicle that does not generate CO2 emissions, for daily transportation and thus support the conservation of this World Heritage humanity.
These Ecobike are made of a non-corrosive material. IGTV and AeroGal provided the bicycles as a sample at different government entities including the Galapagos National Park Service, Interior, National Police , Governing Council, among others.
The Galapagos National Park distributed the bikes among the guards to use during their various official activities. The bikes complements the mobility policy promoted by the national government, which is encouraging alternative system of transportation, including bicycle lanes on the islands of San Cristobal and Santa Cruz.
In June Ecuadorian President Correa was in Galapagos in June and supported the efforts to Bicivilízate Santa Cruz and San Cristobal. We encourage the greater use of bicycles in Galapagos including the intoduction of bicycle taxis replacing motor taxis for transportation within town limits.