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June 3, we celebrate World Bicycle Day

Thursday, June 3rd 2021 - 07:32 UTC
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Commuters who use their bicycles regularly agree cycling saves time and the frustrating traffic jams. Most cities across the world have a separate cycling lane for bikers. Commuters who use their bicycles regularly agree cycling saves time and the frustrating traffic jams. Most cities across the world have a separate cycling lane for bikers.

Today June 3 we celebrate World Bicycle Day on June 3. A United Nations designated day, World Bicycle Day is observed as cycling has tremendous health benefits for all age groups, according to experts.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ahead of World Environment Day, it is important to mention that cycling has once again proved it's the better mode of transport - affordable, environment-friendly and healthy.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “safe infrastructure for walking and cycling is also a pathway for achieving greater health equity.”

Commuters who use their bicycles regularly agree that cycling saves time and the frustrating traffic jams. Most cities across the world have a separate cycling lane for bikers.

Why is Bicycle Day celebrated...

Increased bicycle use means lower greenhouse gas emissions: Cycling contributes to mitigation of carbon dioxide emissions as it possesses an intrinsic zero-emission value.

Cycling leads to a healthier life: Cycling leads to increased cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and flexibility. It improves joint mobility and helps decrease stress levels.

Cycling saves money: Bikes are free to ride and a stress-free mode of travel.

Being aware about local environment: Cycling helps awareness about the local environment and sustainable consumption and production.

World Bicycle Day: What a few famous people said about cycling,

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving: - Albert Einstein

”Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race: - HG Wells

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