In recent years the number of cyclists in Zagreb has been steadily increasing. This is due to an active cycling scene with citizen driven organisations that cooperate closely with the city. Whenever there are major roadworks, the possibility of adding cycling lanes are automatically discussed, however this has led to a somewhat scattered and inconsistent infrastructure. As a consequence, an integrated cycling policy and a dedicated Cycling Master Plan is needed to realise the city’s potential.
Zagreb’s main strategic document - the ZAGREB PLAN was prepared and has a section dealing with transport, which strongly emphasises the importance of alternative means of transport, like cycling and walking, and their increased share in modal split. The measure enhanced conditions for cycling, particularly on the Savska cesta corridor and strengthens the integration between cycling and public transport. Efforts were also be made to identify gaps and black spots in the cycling network and remove them if possible.