World Bicycle Day; why is it important?

The UN declared June 3, 2018, as World Bicycle Day, recognizing the machine: “[It] has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation”.

UN World Bicycle Day Official Site

Why Is World Bicycle Day Important?

The idea behind World Bicycle Day is to encourage people to cycle more often in their daily lives, whether it’s for transportation or recreation. It’s a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, improve your health and even save money!

The US says the following: “Encourages stakeholders to emphasize and advance the use of the bicycle as a means of fostering sustainable development, strengthening education, including physical education, for children and young people, promoting health, preventing disease, promoting tolerance, mutual understanding and respect and facilitating social inclusion and a culture of peace”. Here’s the full UN Resolution about this international day.

It’s also an excellent opportunity to advocate for cycling as an alternative form of transport – one that’s good for you, good for the environment, and suitable for everyone else who uses the roads too!

Why Bicycles?

There are many reasons why the bicycle is essential in the modern world. First of all, it has been proven to be one of the most efficient forms of transportation available. Bikes can travel much faster than walking, but they require less energy than most other modes of transportation such as cars or trains. Another reason bicycles are essential is that they can help reduce pollution and traffic congestion in urban areas by reducing the number of internal combustion engines. Bikes also help improve health by getting people active outdoors.

The benefits of the bikes include:

Health Benefits: Bicycling can be great because it burns calories, builds muscle tone, and promotes good cardiovascular health. It’s also an excellent way to get some exercise if you don’t have time to go to the gym or play sports.

Environmental benefits: Biking is better for the environment than driving a car because it doesn’t pollute as much as automobiles do. If everyone in your community biked instead of driving, there would be less air pollution and less traffic congestion on local roads.

Democratic: Bikes are also one of the most democratic forms of transportation available. They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to use — anyone can ride a bike. And they’re fun!

Efficiency: Bicycles are one of the most efficient forms of transport available – they don’t emit any harmful gases or other pollutants into the atmosphere; they don’t use up valuable resources like fossil fuels; they don’t require any fuel at all; they don’t cause any noise pollution; they don’t take up much space compared with other vehicles; they’re easy to get around town with

Future of the Bicycle

It’s hard to predict where things are going — especially when they involve technology and transportation trends — but there are some things we can say with confidence.

The bicycle has been adapted for many purposes, from leisure pursuits to competitive sports. As it enters its second century, the bike finds new uses in transportation and healthcare, helping people get around and stay fit.

The modern bicycle has evolved into many different types of vehicles, including tricycles, scooters, and unicycles. Thanks to advances in materials science, engineering, and technology, it has also become lighter, stronger, and faster. Today’s bicycles are made from aluminum alloys or carbon fiber — both lightweight materials that require less energy to manufacture than traditional steel frames did in the past. They have disc brakes instead of rim brakes because discs don’t wear out as quickly as rims when used frequently over long distances at higher speeds. And they have gear systems that allow riders to adjust their pedaling cadence to climb hills more efficiently, for example.

In recent years, cycling has become more popular thanks to the growing number of bike-sharing schemes across Europe (such as Velib in Paris). In more than 100 cities, you can rent a bike using an app or your bank card to travel between two points without worrying about traffic jams or parking spaces! Bike-sharing schemes have also made it easier for people who don’t own a bike to try out cycling as an alternative mode of transport. You can ride without investing too much money or worrying about maintenance costs later.

The future of the bicycle is bright — there’s no doubt about that. But how will it affect people worldwide?

We’ve put together a list of 10 things you need to know about bicycles in the future.

  1. The bicycle industry is moving towards electrification, and this trend is expected to continue for decades.
  2. Electric bikes will be more popular than ever before
  3. Bicycle technology will be advanced but affordable.
  4. Cycling helmets will become a thing of the past.
  5. Cars will be completely obsolete, leaving more urban areas for bikes. (except for some collectors’)
  6. More bicycle lanes will emerge all over the world.
  7. People will travel further on their bikes due to extended bike lanes.
  8. More people than ever before will cycle for fun rather than transport alone.
  9. More vehicles will emerge from the original bike idea like scooters and unicycles did.
  10. Bikes will continue being an extremely fun thing!

Electric bikes

We all know about electric bikes, but which are their characteristics? Electric bikes offer several advantages over conventional bicycles, including:

Increased range: Electric bikes can travel further than conventional bikes, making them ideal for commuting. They also allow riders to travel longer distances without becoming tired or exhausted.

Improved safety: Electric bikes are significantly safer than conventional bicycles. They reduce the effort required to travel at high speeds over long distances. This means that riders are less likely to fall off their bikes when traveling at high speeds or cornering on slippery surfaces such as wet roads or cobblestones.

Integrative: Electric bikes require less effort and physical conditions, meaning they can be ridden more easily by people with physical disabilities who struggle with a regular bicycle.

Ease of use: – Electric bikes are more accessible to ride than regular bicycles as there is no need for pedaling, so riders do not have to worry about maintaining momentum or controlling their speed.

Scalater’s Take

We’re always sitting down when working as a technology business, and we work a lot! So we incentivize our collaborators so exercise and move their bodies throughout the day so they stay healthy. Using a bike, either for fun or for transportation, is a very healthy habit. Because of what this day signifies, we would like to take the opportunity to encourage everyone to ride a bike and leave the car at home.

Let’s everyone help ourselves and our planet. Let’s not get too disconnected from nature, something that’s very easy in our modern lives.

With love from Scalater, and as always, stay safe and stay sage.

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