The Dutch Lead The Way On World Bicycle Day
A Dutch city puts bikes before cars with the purpose to be cyclist friendly.
Houten was specially designed in the 1960's to put cyclists and pedestrians first.
Local streets have an 18 mile per hour speed limit with a number of car free roads.
They're encouraging other cities to become more bike friendly on World Bicycle Day today.
World Bicycle Day was approved on the 12th of April 2018 as an official United Nations day of awareness about the multiple societal benefits of using your bike for transport and leisure.
The UN declaration is seen as an acknowledgement of the contribution of cycling to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Here at home the Dublin Cycling Campaign says priority's still being given to cars in the city.
It's calling for more money to be spent on cycling and walking infrastructure.
Dublin Cycling Campaign's Ciaran Ryan says Dublin's plan is meant to put pedestrians and cyclists first but it doesn't happen:
"That document actually has a hierarchy where pedestrians are top of the hierarchy, followed by cyclists, followed by public transport.
Unfortunately we don't always see that in action, we still give priority to cars and to private cars in the city."
Groups all over the world are getting involved in marking the June 3rd World Bike Day celebrations:
Our best wishes for World Bicycle Day!— UCD School of Law (@UCDLawSchool) June 3, 2018
Guímid gach rath oraibh le haghaidh Lá Domhanda an Rothair! https://t.co/VpHGC1EPoh@OliviaKellyIT recently wrote about cyclists's safety
Scríobh Oilibhia Ní Cheallaigh faai shábháilteacht na rothaithe le gairid. https://t.co/xq6WUBtELp pic.twitter.com/3jnugWwqBg
More than 300 riders showed up in Da dao Tchen river port in Taipei, Taiwan to celebrate the first World Bicycle Day in Taiwan.— Demi Huang (@demicfhuang) June 3, 2018
The event was organized by Formosa Lohas Cycling Association which is also the founding member of World Cycling Alliance. #WorldBicycleDay pic.twitter.com/ztaZ1lysFK
#WorldBicycleDay The United Nations recently designated June 3, 2018 as the inaugural World Bicycle Day. Vice-President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu ji unveiled Smart bikes for Citizens For Better Health & Environment, Start Enjoying Your Smart Ride Safely pic.twitter.com/njIuyaIh54 pic.twitter.com/sz6sEKuTY2— Yogeshwar Chaturvedi (@yogichat2010) June 3, 2018
Pedal your way to good health— Mohsin Ahmed (@mohsinstats) June 3, 2018
Today 3 June 2018 is first World Bicycle Day. It was approved on 12 April 2018 as an official United Nations
Leszek Sibilski led a campaign to promote @ 72nd Session UN Resolution with support of Turkmenistan and 56 other countries#WorldBicycleDay pic.twitter.com/rK0axcdVvZ