The NGO "Minsk Cycling Community": planning of urban infrastructure that takes into account the interests of cyclists, eliminating high curbs at intersections, creating safe bicycle routes throughout the city.

Members of our organization get a modern ID card -- the ecological analogue of a driver's licence, and an account on the site

Bike Kitchen is a community non-profit bike repair shop located in a garage in the center of Minsk. Map.

Now every cyclist can mark high curbs, cars parked on the sidewalk and other obstacles to normal cycling at

The NGO Minsk Cycling Community launched the first "Bike Kitchen" community bike repair shop in the post-Soviet space.  BikeKitchen Minsk works in a converted garage in the center of the city.  More information at

NGO ‘Minsk Cycling Community’ has signed a partnership agreement with Stowarzyszenie Załoga Rowerowa ‘ZGRZYT’, a cyclist organisation from Bełchatów, Poland.

We have  published on our site the final version of the Concept for Bicycle Traffic as it was approved by the Minsk City Council in its 12 session on 23 December 2011.

This document defines the city's policy toward development of cycling in the coming years.  500 km of bicycles routes are planned, along with six cycling-tourist routes.  The document describes a package of measures that are necessary to reach these goals.

The NGO "Minsk Cycling Community" has won a grant under the TANDEM program "Cooperation for citizen participation and community development in the Republic of Belarus." Funding is provided by the European Union’s Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development programme.

More than 80 grant proposals were submitted, 10 of which were winners. Including our project "Cooperation of the local community and local authorities to create a micro-level bicycle infrastructure."

Historically, the bicycle in Belarus was considered through the prism of sport. All of the cycling NGO's were sports-oriented, with no regard for the bicycle as a means of transportation. The NGO "Minsk Cycling Community" is the first officially registered organization in Belarus that promotes the bike as an ecological everyday transport option.

Given its well-defined ecological orientation, it was natural the Minsk Cycling Community to seek membership in the Green Network, the leading environmental association in Belarus.

Now there is an online map, that allows any cyclist to mark his favorite high curb, car parked on the sidewalk, stairs or other barrier to normal cycling: . With its help we can collect the information from many people and present it to the authorities. To add a new point you don't have to register, just click the exact location on the map and fill out the pop-up form.

We are pleased to announce that our site is ready for its first public trial. A lot already works, but much more still needs to be done. So we ask you to make constructive suggestions and suggest your own ideas.

Minsk is gradually becoming more like other European capitals. Maybe not in everything, but definitely in the number of bikes. According to recent estimates, this season on the streets of Minsk there will be more than 300,000 cyclists. To protect their interests a new NGO has been founded.

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