An environmentally friendly mode of transport

13 May 2022
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The UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution ‘Integration of mainstream bicycling into public transportation systems for sustainable development’ at the 61st plenary meeting of its 76th Session at the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhammedov on March 15 this year. This document became an important step in the struggle against climate change and demonstrated that Turkmenistan promotes sports and ecological diplomacy as the keys to achieving sustainable development.

The document proposes to use bicycles as public transport in urban and rural areas of developed and developing countries to increase traffic safety, to promote the use of bicycles by the population, as well as businesses to reduce emissions. The United Nations encourages international, regional, national, and local development programmes to focus on cycling services and other related initiatives, to stimulate civil society, the private sector, the scientific community, and other institutions to use bicycles.