World Bicycle Day

World Bicycle Day today

MNA Feature Desk: The first official World Bicycle Day is being celebrated on Sunday in Bangladesh and elsewhere across the globe to create awareness about multiple societal and health benefits of using the bicycle for transport and leisure.

On 12 April 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared 3 June as the World Bicycle Day acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health.

According to the UN, 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.

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