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Budapest public transport company updates route planner for cyclists

A recent update on the English-friendly map for the Budapest transport company, BKK, reveals biking routes across the city. The new feature is available both online and in print versions. In its digital form, the map is part of the route planner, BKK Futár, that anyone can download for free on a mobile device. The Futár feature is also available on the subordinate website to bkk.hu and shows designated routes for cycling and lines suitable for transporting bikes.

The upgraded map shows one-way streets and designated biking zones that are safe for pedalling. Available in a web format, within the BKK Futár app, or in print at the BKK customer service points, this new feature signals the increasing number of travellers who select cycling for their commute.

Photo: Krisztián Bódis / We Love Budapest

BKK has announced earlier this year that bikes would be allowed to be transported on designated cars along the metro line 4, where each station is fitted with lifts. In addition, HÉV suburban railway lines and their replacement buses, a select number of regular buses (65, 65A and 165, trolley 77), certain trams (56, 56A, 59, 59A, 59B, 61 and 60, the cogwheel railway), as well as boat lines D11, D12 and D14, are also suitable for carrying cycles.

Photo: Krisztián Bódis / We Love Budapest

Biking is a popular way to discover Budapest. The MOL Bubi bicycle-sharing network organises numerous docking stations citywide for visitors to grab a two-wheeler and ride. Meanwhile, several tour companies offer enjoyable guided rides around main city attractions and tours beyond prominent landmarks.