Promoting Everyday Cycling and Micromobility
The World Cycling Alliance plays a crucial role in advocating for everyday cycling and micromobility, emphasising the importance of a unified and effective non-government voice to connect and promote global efforts. By joining forces, we amplify our message and increase the impact of our collective efforts.
To make cycling and micromobility accessible to everyone, we advocate for safe and inclusive cycling infrastructure that caters to a diverse range of users, including children, women, the elderly, and less experienced bike riders. We believe that designing streets and cities with these users in mind leads to a more equitable, sustainable and healthy urban environment.
By promoting everyday cycling and micromobility, the World Cycling Alliance supports the development of infrastructure and policies that prioritise the safety and comfort of all users, regardless of their age, gender, or level of experience. This approach fosters a sense of community, encourages active transportation, and contributes to a greener and more resilient future for generations to come. We are fully aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Representation at United Nations climate negotiations
The World Cycling Alliance (through the European Cycling Federation) plays a significant role in representing the global cycling community at the United Nations COP meetings. By actively participating in these events, we ensure that the voice of cycling advocates is heard in discussions on climate change and sustainable transportation.
Cycling is increasingly recognised at the highest levels as a way of cutting transport emissions and delivering other benefits. Strong, sustained evidence-based advocacy is needed to boost action everywhere.
This is why the World Cycling Alliance is partnering with the European Cycling Federation to ensure cycling gets a seat at the table with global negotiations on transport emissions.
Partnership with the European Cyclists' Federation
Our partnership with the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) strengthens our advocacy efforts and international presence. The ECF provides secretariat services to the World Cycling Alliance, enabling us to operate more effectively and focus on promoting cycling and micromobility worldwide. This collaboration reinforces our joint mission to create a more sustainable, healthy, and bike-friendly future and to share global best practice and resources.
Recognising the co-benefits of health, road safety, climate impact and more
We continue to work our partnership with other global not-for-profit organisations to recognise the co- benefits of cycling for health, road safety, climate impact, women’s and children’s access, racial justice and more. These include the World Health Organisation, WRI Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities and others who recognise that these are global issues that we can tackle together.
World Bicycle Day - 3rd June
The United Nations has recognised 3 June as World Bicycle Day.
The World Cycling Alliance is proud to support and promote World Bicycle Day every year to raise awareness about the benefits of cycling for health, the environment, and connected communities #WorldBicycleDay
World Bicycle Day
Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018, World Bicycle Day encourages organisations, governments, and individuals to recognize and support the bicycle's role in fostering social inclusion, environmental conservation, and economic growth. By getting involved in World Bicycle Day, organisations can communicate and demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and join a global community working towards a healthier, more equitable, and environmentally friendly future.
Why Participate in World Bicycle Day?
Participation in World Bicycle Day allows organisations and government across the globe to showcase their support for sustainable transport solutions and create a positive impact on their communities.
By promoting cycling and its numerous benefits, we can enable the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the improvement of public health, and the enhancement of social cohesion.
Furthermore, World Bicycle Day offers organisations and government agencies the chance to engage with their stakeholders, raise awareness about the importance of cycling infrastructure, and advocate for policies that encourage cycling and other forms of sustainable mobility.
Organisations that participate in World Bicycle Day benefit from increased visibility and the opportunity to connect with like-minded groups, both locally and globally. By collaborating on initiatives and sharing best practices, organisations can drive collective action to tackle climate change, urban congestion, and public health challenges.
Engaging in World Bicycle Day fosters a sense of shared purpose, strengthens partnerships, and amplifies the collective impact of organisations working towards a greener and more inclusive world.
What Can I Do To Promote World Bicycle Day?
Here are five key actions people can take before and on the day:
Spread the word about World Bicycle Day through social media, newsletters, and community outreach, hashtag #WorldBicycleDay
Organise or participate in local events, such as group rides, workshops, or webinars that promote cycling and raise awareness about its benefits
Collaborate with local businesses, schools, and community groups to offer discounts, promotions, or educational activities related to cycling and sustainable transportation.This might be a school bike bus, Kidical Mass event, free bike mechanic at work or school, or bike/ e-bike showcase event
Advocate for better cycling infrastructure and policies by engaging with government officials and decision-makers
On World Bicycle Day, take part in the celebration by riding your bicycle for commuting, exercise, or leisure, and encourage friends, family, your school or workplace to do the same.