“In April 2018 the UN declared each June 3 as World Bicycle Day. Beyond the chosen date, the arguments of that time seem to have eternal validity ”, commented this Thursday on his official Facebook page, José Peláez, president of the Pan-American Cycling Confederation (COPACI)
“The bicycle is a sustainable, simple and clean means of transport that contributes to environmental management; it benefits health; it is an instrument for development and facilitates access to education, health and sports”, can be read in the documents approved by the United Nations General Assembly just over three years ago.
On the occasion of this day, several nations of America, led by the respective National Federations, organized activities with children, adolescents and systematic practitioners of cycling outside of high performance, with the support of local governments and nations, preserving sanitary measures by the Covid-19.
“However, the most transcendent, as always happens, is in the invisible,” commented in his official message the head of Copaci, who recalled that the UN declaration is addressed to the states of each country.
“It encourages them to pay special attention to cycling and include it in their national and regional development policies, with improvements in road safety and a design of sustainable mobility and transport infrastructures,” said Peláez.
“For those of us who have dedicated a lifetime to the world of bicycles and the practice of cycling, this June 3 can be another starting point to recognize how much we still have to do in each of our countries, because on a bicycle we not only do exercise and save resources for the economy, but we fill ourselves with health and life ”, concluded his reflections the maximum leader of cycling in our continent.