"Hopefully, now the police will be able to work more quickly and efficiently, moving around the city on bicycles, enforce law and order in public places. Because one of the main issues that people are concerned with today is safety," Vitalii Klitschko said.
He noted that the bicycles, the city is donating, are from Germany, high-quality and modern, with all necessary equipment - mirrors, lamps, water bottles. The same bikes are in service with the Turkish police.
"We've also purchased helmets," the mayor added.
"A patrol bike is first of all about mobility and maneuverability. It gives you a number of advantages, allowing patrolling in pedestrian areas, moving quickly between the cars in traffic jams," Klitschko remarked.
The mayor also reminded that the Kyiv patrol police will mark its anniversary on Monday, adding that the city authorities and the police are one team.
"We count on the Kyiv police. And the Kyiv police may count on the people who help restore the rule of law in our city. We have launched English language courses for capital's law enforcers. We want our police to be professional, up-to-date, and technological. To that end, it should have everything necessary for efficient work," Klitschko stressed.
When asked about the cost of the bike project, Klitschko said it was more than €40,000 that had been donated by sponsors.