On April 25 Kyiv joined a Bike2Work Day organised by Kyiv Cyclists’ Association (AVK). The flash mob aimed at the promotion of urban cycling.
Ulyana Suprun, Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine, a.i. and the Mayor of Kyiv Vitalii Klitchko joined the event. In the morning flash mob participants met at one of the central parks for a coffee, small breakfast, and celebration of a growing number of urban cyclists in Kyiv.
“The number of bicycle users in Kyiv is constantly growing. Nowadays it’s about 7000 people in the streets every day. The most critical issue for bicycle users is a lack of quality cycling infrastructure” – says Anastasiya Makarenko, AVK Director.
“In addition to positive emotions and energy, cycling commuting is a disease prevention in action. Research proves that regular cycling trips lower the risk of cancer by 45% and the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 46%. I invite everyone to lead an active lifestyle and take care of personal health” – says Ulyana Suprun, Minister of Healthcare of Ukraine, a.i.
Mayor of Kyiv, Vitalii Klitchko, announced that this year bus lanes will be open to cyclists as part of an experiment around the city.
“Our goal is to make Kyiv safe and comfortable for cycling” – emphasises the mayor.
AVK appreciates the support of the spring Bike2Work Day partners: Auchan Ukraine; Rabota.ua, opportunities search portal, and Veloplaneta chain of cycling shops in Ukraine.
More pictures at the FB album.
Minister of Healthcare – press office of the Minister
Olexander Brams, UBR, AVK.
Last time Bike2Work Day in Kyiv was held on February, 10 by Kyiv Cyclists’ Association (AVK).