The UN declared the 3rd June as World Bicycles day to highlight the benefits of cycling and to acknowledge the versatility, uniqueness and longevity of the two-wheeler
i.The United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) adopted the resolution A/RES/72/272 on 12th April 2018 and proclaimed the 3rd June of every year as World Bicycle Day.
ii.The First World Bicycle Day was observed on 3rd June 2018.
United Nations and Bicycles:
The UNGA has welcomed various initiatives to organise bicycle rides at the national and local levels to strengthen physical and mental health and well-being and the growing culture of cycling in society.
Benefits of Bicycle:
i.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), safe infrastructure for cycling and walking will support to achieve health equity.
ii.Cycling reduces the risks of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes among others.
iii.Cycling and walking are the key part of the mobility solution to help the cities dissociate population growth from increased emissions.
UN Sustainable Transport Conference:
The UN Sustainable Transport Conference will be held in October 2021 in Beijing, China with a focus on the role of sustainable transport towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
About United Nations General Assembly(UNGA):
President– Volkan Bozkir
Headquarters– New York, United States