On February 8th, 2019, a meeting was held between Zoran Andrić, Assistant Minister from the Transport Sector of the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina and representatives of the Center for Environment.
The meeting was organized at the request of the Center for Environment, with the aim of initiating amendments of the Bylaw on traffic signalization, which integral part would be an adequate marking of bicycle paths and lanes, as well as parts of roads, intersections, and other infrastructure. Proposals for the changes that have been made relate to verified examples of European cities and countries that comply with European standards.
Ministry of Communications and Transport takes responsibility to incorporate the section on bicycle infrastructure into the future Bylaw and to announce the proposal during the month of March for calls for public consultation.
If certain contradictory opinions are not encountered in the public consultation process, all the conditions for the proposal to become an integral part of the future Traffic Signaling Regulation will be accomplished. At the end of May 2019, these amendments could enter into the force.
EuroVelo signs on EuroVelo 6 route (Atlantic – Black Sea), on its section through Serbia
On this occasion, it was discussed about the need to define technical specifications for traffic signs intended for EuroVelo routes that could possibly be used on roads in Bosnia and Herzegovina soon. In general, it was concluded that these signs will be integrated into the existing set of traffic signs used in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This initiative was launched with the support of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF), whose member is the Center for Environment, and within their Leadership Program.