According to the World Health Organization (WHO), safe infrastructure for walking and cycling is also a pathway for achieving greater health equity. For the poorest urban sector, who often cannot afford private vehicles, walking and cycling can provide a form of transport while reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes, and even death. Accordingly, improved active transport is not only healthy; it is also equitable and cost-effective.
The School encouraged stakeholders to emphasize and advance the use of the bicycle as a means of fostering sustainable development, strengthening education, including physical education, for children, promoting health, preventing disease, promoting tolerance, mutual understanding and respect and facilitating social inclusion and a culture of peace.
WHY WE LOVE WORLD BICYCLE DAY
- It’s great exercise: Millions of people around the world use a bicycle as their primary means of transportation, meaning they get a healthy dose of physical activity as part of their daily routines. World Bicycle Day is the day to join them (if you don’t bike every day already!) as a special celebration of one of history’s best inventions.
- It’s good for the environment: The only power needed to ride a bicycle is foot power (or perhaps peddle power). And there’s no dirty exhaust fumes to clog and smog up the air.
- It’s social: We get to share the road — and share your sense of adventure — with your fellow bicycling like-minds.
Keeping this in mind, The school encouraged the students by providing them with the ideas for reducing the pollution. The schools students celebrated World Bicycle Day at their respective home, making different charts and prepared presentation giving their views on how to reduce the pollution. It was delighted moment while hearing the views of students understanding the importance of the nature and how to only use it but also how to conserve it for the future.