2022 WORLD BICYCLE DAY: Bicycles are one of the oldest modes of transportation and are still in use all over the world. The simple but effective machine makes it simple and convenient to participate in physical activity. Cycling is enjoyable and healthy for everyone, from children to the elderly.
World Bicycle Day is celebrated on June 3 to highlight the benefits of riding and to encourage people to ride bicycles. The goal of the day is to get individuals to be more active by doing simple things like cycling. Cycling, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is an excellent way to meet prescribed activity levels.
HISTORY OF WORLD BICYCLE DAY
World Bicycle Day was first observed on June 3, 2018, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution during its 72nd Regular Session in New York City in April. More than 193 member states signed the proclamation, which encouraged them to integrate bicycles into regional, international, and subnational development plans and programs.
The assembly also recognized the bicycle’s adaptability and longevity as a sustainable mode of transportation for over two centuries. The day is also commemorated in support of education, disease prevention, physical activity, tolerance promotion, and social inclusion through cycling.
SIGNIFICANCE OF WORLD BICYCLE DAY
With growing concerns about the lack of physical activity among individuals and associated health risks, World Bicycle Day takes on even greater significance. Cycling is a clean, inexpensive, and environmentally beneficial means of transportation, and encouraging its use contributes to environmental conservation and healthier air and water.
Furthermore, encouraging the poorest members of society to ride their bikes may assist to lower incidences of heart disease and diabetes.