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Get outside and get peddling
The two wheels of cycle power will be celebrated on June 3 for World Bicycle Day.
What is World Bicycle Day? The bicycle is a fun mode of getting outside and getting around.
It is also considered a symbol of human progress and advancement "which promotes tolerance, mutual understanding and respect and [facilitates] social inclusion and a culture of peace."
World Bicycle Day, which is recognised by the United Nations, honours the brilliance of the bicycle to:
Improve road safety and transport infrastructure planning and design, to promote pedestrian safety and cycling mobility.
Advance the use of the bicycle as a means of fostering sustainable development, strengthening education, including physical education, for children and young people, promoting health, preventing disease, promoting tolerance, mutual understanding and respect and facilitating social inclusion and a culture of peace;
Encourage UN Member States to adopt best practices and means to promote the bicycle among all members of society and in this regard, welcome initiatives to organise bicycle rides at the national and local levels as a means of strengthening physical and mental health and well-being and developing a culture of cycling in society.
What's so great about the bicycle? While jumping on your bike is fun every day, more and more families have taken to cycle paths and parks enjoying the fun that only a bicycle can offer. According to the UN, riding a bike is:
Simple, affordable, reliable, clean and an environmentally fit sustainable means of transport; Not just of transportation but also access to education, health care and sport; Fostering creativity and social engagement and gives the user an immediate awareness of the local environment;
Conveying a positive message to foster sustainable consumption and production, and has a positive impact on climate.
So, how will you be celebrating World Bicycle Day? Instead of driving or walking, how about riding to the local shop. Cycle along one of Brisbane's many bike paths. Whether you choose to ride by the riverfront, along the Bay and through the suburbs, be sure to check out the interactive map to plan your visit.on the route planner
Whatever you choose, dust of your bike, pump up the tyres and hit the pavement for World Bicycle Day,