Using the bicycle in our daily lives and in our cities has many benefits that contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals.
In Egypt, the bicycle has become an essential vehicle to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2030), approved in 2019 within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Several bike tracks will be held in Cairo, this year to facilitate bike, pedestrian, and motor vehicle movements, and to help the traffic authorities reduce congestion and increase sustainable transport.
Through a program called “Green Way”, we have supported the Egyptian authorities to establish several bike pathways in Fayoum province and inform the public and youth about how can this program improving community health and taking action on climate change, according to UN officials.
To track the UN’s progress towards this goal, comprehensive traffic surveys are conducted every year.
The last survey found that unsustainable transportation methods made up 90 percent of all trips to citizens’ work.
To overcome this issue and increase the use of sustainable transportation to their works, a number of newly separated cyclist and pedestrian pathways have been developed at the Cairo and the 6th of October, allowing for a smoother and safer transition to the heart of downtown.
According to a comprehensive study by experts of the UN, bikes can be parked in one of the many covered and uncovered short-term bike parking spaces around universities and administrative buildings or in garages. There will be also several bike lockers in villages, that provide space to store the citizens’ bikes and scooters.