Maj .Gen, Khalid Abdel Aal, Cairo's\u00a0 Governor received on Monday a delegation of the United Nations for Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) chaired by Victor Kissup, Assistant of the UN Secretary-General \u00a0of the UN & Vice Executive Director of that program to discuss opening of " Bike Path" in the center of the city.\r\n\r\nIt is worth to mention that President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi has directed to use bike as a safe healthy means of transportation.\r\n\r\nCairo Governorate cooperates with the international program in a number of projects and activates protocol of the cooperation between them.\r\n\r\nThe governor of Cairo stressed over the meeting that he is proud of the fruitful cooperation with the UN program to improve the urban environment in Cairo and restore its beauty and elegance, especially the Khedivate Cairo.\r\n\r\nThe governorate has adopted a program to upgrade Abdeen Square along with other areas in the center of the city.\r\n\r\nOfficials of the governorate \u00a0also prepare for a project named \u201c Green Path\u201d to improve\u00a0 services of bikes through \u00a0the streets and furnishing lots for parking bikes and spreading culture of using bikes as a means of \u00a0transportation.\r\n\r\nThe governorate will implement another project named \u201c Bicycle\u201d to enable \u00a0citizens to partner in bikes safely and define their paths in Cairo.\r\n\r\nGovernment also \u00a0seeks to integrate bikes with other means of transport in Cairo. Bike is a safe and economic means of transportation which reduces emission of gases causing air pollution and global warming.\r\n\r\nMaj. Abdel Aal added that the governorate has allocated places for bike paths through Cairo.\r\n\r\nAn experimental project will be launched later this year\u00a0 in Cairo. A traffic lane widens 1.7 meters will be allocated for bikes in the center of the city.\r\n\r\nThe path of bikes extends to 2 km and \u00a0be will supplied with traffic signs to measure effects of that experiment on traffic in the center of the city.\r\n\r\nIf the first stage succeeds, the second one will ensue by the next year. The new bike lane would extend to 15 km.\r\n\r\nGovernor of Cairo pointed out that \u00a0Egypt has launched recently the National Project of Bicycles and it adopts a campaign of a bike for every citizen to support social and environmental climate in the Egyptian universities.\r\n\r\nThis campaign aims to make the Egyptian citizen healthier and physically sound.\r\n\r\nThe governor and the UN officials visited Abdeen Square to inspect bike parking lot there along with bikes path in Mohamed Farid St. in the center of Cairo.\r\n\r\nThe meeting of Cairo Governorate and the UN officials was attended by Ali Erfan, Regional Director of the United Nations for Human Settlements Program \u00a0(UN-Habitat) and Mrs. Rania Hedayah, \u00a0Director of Egypt\u2019s office of \u00a0the UN program along with a number of senior officials of the governorate.