On Tuesday, the 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution endorsing bicycles as a means of combatting climate change.
Turkmenistan proposed the resolution, which was unanimously adopted. All UN member states are urged to “integrate the bicycle into public transportation in urban and rural settings in developing and developed countries,” according to the declaration.
The resolution urges member states to “enhance road safety and promote cycling among the public and enterprises” in order to achieve sustainable development and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.New techniques, such as bike-sharing systems, are also encouraged under the resolution.
The United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day in April 2018. The resolution was also proposed by Turkmenistan.