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World Bicycle Day : FRSC Urges Nigerians To Embrace Cycling To Promote Health, Reduce Car Crashes 

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World Bicycle Day : FRSC Urges Nigerians To Embrace Cycling To Promote Health, Reduce Car Crashes - autojosh

World Bicycle Day : Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) urges Nigerians to embrace cycling for healthy living.

FRSC added that cycling also reduces crashes on the road and carbon emissions released by vehicles.​

This year’s fifth edition of the World Bicycle Day was celebrated around on Friday, June 3rd, 2022.

World Bicycle Day : FRSC Urges Nigerians To Embrace Cycling To Promote Health, Reduce Car Crashes - autojosh





Kogi State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged Nigerians to embrace cycling to promote well-being as well as to reduce crashes and carbon emissions released into the atmosphere by vehicles.​

Sector commander, Stephen Dawulung, gave the advice in a statement in commemoration of the year’s 2022 World Bicycle Day celebrated on Friday, June 3.

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly had in April 2018, declared 3 June of every year as World Bicycle Day to celebrate the tradition of cycling and its significant role in keeping our health fit.

Dawulung said that in partnership with the UN, the FRSC would initiate and propagate programmes that would bring cycling into spotlights as one of the effective alternative means of transportation.

World Bicycle Day : FRSC Urges Nigerians To Embrace Cycling To Promote Health, Reduce Car Crashes - autojosh

“Bicycles have over the years proved to be a veritable and effective mode of alternative transportation beside its other health advantages to man.

“Apart from making cities smarter and more attractive as openly seen in cities of some Asian countries, the use of non-motorised transportation such as the bicycle completely eliminates carbon emissions released into the atmosphere by vehicles,” the FRSC official said.





He noted that cycling activities if used as a sport or transport improves overall health and life expectancy.

“A bicycle parking demands up to 10 times less space than parking a car and it’s much more flexible with high penetrations ability compared to public transport.

“Health-wise, riding a bicycle increases cardiovascular fitness, stimulates reduction in anxiety and depression and improves joint mobility,” he stated.

Kogi State Sector commander, Dawulung, however, urged bicycle riders to obey traffic rules and regulations like other road users for safety.





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