Ehre wem Ehre gebührt! Die UN Generalversammlung hat den 3. Juni zum World Bicycle Day erklärt. Eigentlich ist dies eine längst überfällige Anerkennung für eine der genialsten Erfindungen der Weltgeschichte!

Hier der Abschnitt aus der UN Resolution mit den für mich wichtigsten Beweggründen, warum der 3. Juni zum Welt Fahrradtag ernannt wurde:

The General Assembly,

(…) Acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health,

Recognizing that the synergy between the bicycle and the user fosters creativity and social engagement and gives the user an immediate awareness of the local environment, and recognizing also that the bicycle can serve as a tool for development and as a means not just of transportation but also of access to education, health care and sport,

Emphasizing that the bicycle is a symbol of  sustainable transportation and conveys a positive message to foster sustainable consumption and production, and has a positive impact on climate, (…)

1. Decides to declare 3 June World Bicycle Day; (…)