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Happy World Bicycle Day!

3 June 2019

Today, 3 June, is the United Nations’ (UN) World Bicycle Day. It is a day to encourage UN Member States to include bicycle transit in their mobility policies, plans and projects.

Cycling is low emissions, affordable, and can improve riders’ health. Bicycles have even been associated with other benefits, including as a means of accessing education and healthcare, and as fostering social engagement and creativity. A 2018 study even found that European cities could avoid up to 10,000 premature deaths by expanding cycling networks.

In addition, cities that promote walking and cycling over private vehicles have also been found to be more attractive, with less congestion and a higher quality of life.

This EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK puts the spotlight on safe walking and cycling and the ways active mobility can benefit our health, environment, and bank balances. So this September why not #WalkWithUs and experience the benefits for yourself!

For more information about this year's theme, click here.