World Bicycle Day, which falls on Thursday, June 3, 2021, is just around the corner. On Sunday, June 3, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly in New York commemorated the first World Bicycle Day. This year, the world will celebrate the fourth World Bicycle Day.
World Bicycle Day is celebrated to acknowledge the role of bicycle as an economical, sustainable and environment friendly mode of transport. It also seeks to promote bicycle as a tool to get access to education and health care facilities, in places where other transport options are scarce.
About World Bicycle Day history
The United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 every year as World Bicycle Day in April 2018. Leszek Sibilski’s crusade and the support of Turkmenistan and 56 other countries to recognise World Bicycle Day resulted in the creation of the Day. Numerous activities are held across the world on this day, including at UCI’s own World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle.
About World Bicycle Day significance
World Bicycle Day was created to honour the numerous sorts of bicyclists who exist around the world. The bicycle, and how it belongs to and benefits all of humanity, is also commemorated on this day. Bicycles are known for being simple, inexpensive, and dependable. They’re also known for being an environmentally beneficial mode of transit.
Bicycles not only assist individuals in getting from one place to another but they can also be used to transport more than just passengers. World Bicycle Day not only honours bicycles around the world but also encourages the Member States to focus on policies and programmes that involve bicycles in national and subnational development.
Why celebrate World Bicycle Day?
Bicycling is a simple, reliable, and environmentally beneficial way of transportation. The bicycle can serve as a tool for personal development as well as a means of gaining access to education, health care, and sports. The bicycle is a symbol of environmentally friendly transportation that also saves money on gas.
World Bicycle Day 2021 Theme
World Bicycle Day draws attention to the benefits of using the bicycle – a simple, affordable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation. Happy World Bicycle Day 2021! The benefits of riding a bicycle are endless.
Benefits of Bicycle
there are numerous health benefits of switching to bicycle as a mode of transport. All in all, bicycle is a cheaper, reliable and healthier transport vehicle. Some of the prime advantages of bicycle, justifying the celebration of World Bicycle Day are explained below-
1) Cheaper Transportation
A bicycle is considerably cheaper than other alternative modes of transport. With not a penny to spend on fuel and maintenance, it could be a wonderful transport options for the marginalized section. It is the only transport option for poor working class such as daily wage labours, farmers etc.
2) Access to Education and Health Care
Bicycle isn’t only a cheaper mode of transport but also serves as a tool for development, by providing access to education and health care. It serves as a major transportation option to school, for children residing in remote locations in underdeveloped or developing nations like Africa and some countries in South Asia. Besides, a bicycle provides a reliable and cheaper option to healthcare facilities in remote villages where there is no road.
3) Healthier Mode of Transport
Bicycle is a much healthier mode of transport than a car. Bicycles have been proven to reduce stress, improve mood and reduces the risk of heart diseases and diabetes. This health advantage of bicycle has helped it gain immense popularity even in many developed nations. Today, bicycles are popularly used in the cities like Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Delhi etc.
4) Zero Carbon Footprints
The operation of a bicycle leaves zero carbon footprints, as there is no fuel combustion involved. A bicycle only runs on manual force exerted by its rider and is in fact a healthier as well as environment friendly mode of transport.
5) Minimal Road Wear
A bicycle is lighter and does much less damage to the roads than a 2 ton SUV or any other vehicle, for that matter. This means a lot less money spend on road maintenance and much on welfare schemes. Besides, roads where bicycles are popularly used have less potholes and damages, saving the authorities a lot of time and resources.
6) Hassle Free Parking
Bicycle is very light and occupies almost negligible space in comparison to a car. It can be parked almost anywhere without any trouble. Today, in the face of population expansion, it is getting difficult to find a convenient parking space for your vehicle. Bicycle relieves you from the stress of parking as it could be practically parked anywhere and in a very little space.
7) No More Delays
These days traffic jams are a common occurrence in any metropolitan city. With a car on road you could be stuck for hours, getting late for work. Bicycle, however, is a much less time taking option, as many cities have dedicated tracks for bicycle. If not, still it is much easy to maneuver a bicycle through the traffic.
World Bicycle Day quotes
Bicycle is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation. On this World Bicycle Day, let’s cycle our memories n make bicycles more a part of our lifestyle.
World bicycle day 3rdJune. Need to promote cycling for better health, fitness, immunity, environment, while maintaining proper social distancing. Bicycles should be offered at discounted rates and cycling tracks for building a sustainable city.
The World bicycle day emphasizes that the bicycle is a symbol of sustainable transportation and conveys a positive message to foster sustainable consumption and production.
Enjoy the world from the seat of your bike & share your personal experiences of joy on World Bicycle Day on June 3.
Happy World Bicycle Day 2020 Keep riding and keep safe.
World Bicycle Day recognizes the potential of bicycles to contribute to the achievement of the internationally agreed Development Goals.
World Bicycle Day 2021 Wishes
The bicycle is an affordable transport and does not threaten the environment either and thus gives a win-win situation to society. Happy World Bicycle Day!
Why drive cars when you can cycle all the way! Happy World Bicycle Day!
Imagine your crush riding a bicycle back home from work next to you on a lonely lane. Yes, bicycle rides can be romantic too! Happy World Bicycle Day!
There is no other better way to commute without hurting our environment than bicycles.
The world will become a much healthier place if we embrace bicycles in our daily routine.
Not only we stay fit but we also stay healthy when we use bicycles over other means.
Why go crazy after cars when cycles can our lives better. Happy World Bicycle Day.
On this special day of Happy World Bicycle Day, We Need to promote cycling for better health, fitness, immunity, environment.
Gift your child a bicycle this June and she or he will be both healthy and happy! Happy World Bicycle Day!
If people would consider a bicycle a means of commutation, it would ease the traffic and cut down pollution by a great extent. Happy World Bicycle Day!
The cycle reminds us of our childhood days and we are very happy that the United Nations has dedicated a day to the humble bicycle. Happy World Bicycle Day to everybody!
The humble bicycle has the potential to save the planet. Cheers to the bicycle and wish everyone a Happy World Bicycle Day!
The traffic on the roads will be less bothersome if there are more bicycles than cars. Happy World Bicycle Day!