World Bicycle Day – Bicycles build better communities

June 1st, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor,

This Sunday is International World Bicycle Day.

Winter in Queensland is the perfect time to ride – whether you’re a beginner, a lapsed bike lover, or a pro, get in the saddle and enjoy the cooler temperatures, fresh air, and warm sunshine.

World Bicycle Day is a United Nations initiative to promote bike riding for people of all ages and abilities.

Around the world, and particularly in developing countries, many people rely on walking and cycling for transport. Such affordable, people-powered transport offers huge social, economic and environmental benefits for urban and rural areas.

The bicycle is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation.

Here in Queensland, every dollar invested in a bikeway returns five dollars in value to the community, and every kilometre travelled saves the community at least 75 cents.

Bicycles build better communities – let’s ride them!

For more information about World Bicycle Day, visit http://www.un.org/en/events/bicycleday/

Anne Savage

Chief Executive Officer

Bicycle Queensland

 

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