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World Bicycle Day
3 June, 2021
World Bicycle Day is to acknowledge the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, and its use as a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health. The Day encourages the use of the bicycle as a means of fostering sustainable development, strengthening education, including physical education, for children and young people, promoting health, preventing disease, promoting tolerance, mutual understanding and respect and facilitating social inclusion and a culture of peace. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), safe infrastructure for walking and cycling is a pathway for achieving greater health equity as these activities reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes, and even death. Accordingly, improved active transport is not only healthy; it is also equitable and cost-effective. Additionally:
- The bicycle is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation;
- The bicycle can serve as a tool for development and as a means not just of transportation but also of access to education, health care and sport;
- The synergy between the bicycle and the user fosters creativity and social engagement and gives the user an immediate awareness of the local environment; and
- The bicycle is a symbol of sustainable transportation and conveys a positive message to foster sustainable consumption and production, and has a positive impact on climate.
- 3 June, 2021
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