Saturday June 3 rd marked the World Bicycle Day , which aims to draw attention to the benefits of using the bicycle: a simple, affordable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation. The bicycle contributes to cleaner air and less congestion, and it makes education, health care and other social services more accessible to the most vulnerable populations. A sustainable transport system that promotes economic growth, reduces inequalities while bolstering the fight against climate change is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Adopted through a UN General Assembly resolution spearheaded by the Government of Turkmenistan, World Bicycle Day recognizes “the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle. A simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport, fostering environmental stewardship and health.” Policymakers and urban planners need to plan for a redesign of cities that make active and sustainable modes of travel. Philip Amaral, Policy Director at the European Cyclists’ Federation Four European cities awarded for ensuring more cycling
Some of Europe’s highest achievers in ensuring more cycling were recognised at the second edition of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) Awards. The winners of the … Continue reading Four European cities awarded for ensuring more cycling Copy and paste this URL into your WordPress site to embed
Copy and paste this code into your site to embed Proponents encourage the use of the bicycle as a means of eradicating poverty; furthering sustainable development; strengthening education, including physical education, for children and young people; promoting health; […]