The 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution supporting bicycles as a tool for combating climate change.
The resolution, proposed by Turkmenistan and adopted by a consensus, calls on all UN member states to “integrate the bicycle into public transportation, in urban and rural settings in developing and developed countries”.
In order to achieve sustainable development and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, the resolution asks member-states to “improve road safety and promote the use of bicycles by people and businesses”.
The resolution also encourages new strategies, including bike-sharing services.
In April 2018, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring June 3 as International World Bicycle Day. The resolution was also proposed by Turkmenistan.