Representative of the Department of Environment of Iran, Mohammad Darvish, announced that the state will provide loans of up to 100 million riyals [about $ 3,000] for the purchase of bicycles and motorcycles.
Darvish said that now people can take out loans of 30 million rials [$ 1000] and use them to buy motorcycles and bicycles, Realiran reports.
Referring to the project as “Tuesday without cars,” Darvish explained that such loans have been introduced in order to reduce pollution in the country and reduce the amount of noise generated by the cars.
The project was launched in November last year in the city of Arak, Markazi province and since then it has gained a lot of popularity.
The idea was put forward by 25-year-old Mohammad Bakhtiyari, who studied architecture and is also a member of a non-governmental organization called “environmentalists” in Arak.
In addition, in the city of Nishapur buses have special shelves where bicycles can be transported easily.