World Bicycle Day: Environment Minister urges people to use bicycle whenever possible
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has urged people to use bicycle whenever possible.
On World Bicycle Day today, Mr Javadekar said, adopting bicycle as a means of daily transportation for work in nearby areas will improve physical health and also reduce pollution.
June 3 is World Cycle Day, a day of admiration, no matter how small or big. On the day appointed by the United Nations, World Bicycle Day is celebrated because cycling has tremendous health benefits for people of all ages, experts say.
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, environtment-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.