3rd June, World Bicycle Day, pedalling towards sustainability

Qatar’s no.1 Hindi FM Radio Olive 106.3 celebrated World Bicycle Day by organising a MEGA BICYCLE RALLY at Barwa Madinatna, yesterday, 2nd June supported by MARAM with more than 100 cyclists from different age groups.

Bicycle day celebrated on June 3rd every year, established by the United Nations in the year 2018. The idea of World Bicycle Day originated from Professor Leszek Sibilski’s (originator of the World Bicycle Day) advocacy efforts, which highlighted the social benefits of cycling, ”The uniqueness, longevity, versatility and resilience” of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, , their contribution to cleaner environment and their significance in promoting active lifestyles.

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With their zero carbon emissions, bicycles are an environmentally benign form of transportation. Cycling is a great way for people to cut back on their carbon footprint and fight climate change. A few advantages of cycling for the environment are as follows:

1. Decrease in Air Pollution: Unlike motor cars, bicycles don’t release any pollutants into the air. More people riding can result in better air, especially in cities where car emissions are a major cause of air pollution.

2. Conservation of Natural Resources: Compared to cars, bicycles use a lot less energy and materials to construct. Additionally, they don’t require fuel, protecting fossil fuels and lowering reliance on oil.

 3. Reduced Noise Pollution: Riding a bike makes cities quieter. Bicycles are nearly silent compared to motor cars, which reduces noise pollution and is good for wildlife and human health.

4. Less Traffic Congestion: Bicycles reduce traffic congestion since they take up less space on the road and require fewer parking spaces. As a result, cars have shorter idle times, which reduces emissions even further.

Regular cycling improves cardiovascular health, strengthens muscles, and enhances mental well-being.

Its important to remember the bicycle’s timeless appeal and its capacity to solve a variety of contemporary issues on World Bicycle Day. The simple bicycle provides a sustainable , healthy and pleasant answer as we deal with growing environmental problems and urban congestion.

Lets honour the bicycles contributions to a greener environment and a more robust community today. Take a journey toward a sustainable future by embracing the pedal power!

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