UN to endorse bicycles on roads to tackle climate change
On Tuesday, the United Nations General Assembly's 193 members passed a resolution endorsing bicycles as a strategy for combating climate change.
The resolution, submitted by Turkmenistan, was voted unanimously and was non-binding, as are all General Assembly resolutions.
The United Nations has urged member nations to incorporate bicycles into public transit in both developing and industrialized countries.
Increased cycling, as a result of increased road safety and bike-riding promotion, will aid in "sustainable development, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions," according to the resolution.
More specifically, the resolution urged member states to prioritize cycling in cross-cutting development strategies, such as bicycle-sharing systems, as well as international, regional, national, and subnational development policies and programs, whenever possible.
Bicycles, in addition to being zero-emission vehicles, are known to promote healthy lives by exercising the body while users peddle.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.