This November, ConBici Coordinator in Defense of the bike, launches "Best Bike For" campaign to encourage people to travel by bicycle Spanish. The campaign, managed by ConBici across the 32 associations that comprise and subsidized by the Ministry of Environment, begins with the largest urban cycling in Spain, held simultaneously in 29 cities. The Great Bike ConBici with CO2 at a total of 29 cities will take place on November 12.
With Best Bike "invites people of all ages to choose cycling as a mode of urban transport to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in cities and improve the quality of life for all .
In Spain, the emissions of greenhouse gases from transport are already above 25% of emissions in urban environments, especially CO2. And considering that the urban routes in most cases are short: more than 30% of car trips in Europe cover distances of less than three kilometers and a 50% lower than five kilometers, we can not ignore the advantages of moving cycling.
Best Bike With "reports on all the advantages and benefits of cycling and its potential as a means of transportation. The campaign offers practical advice on how to start and simple to use and presents the bicycle as an alternative bicycle mobility in an urban environment and a commitment to quality of life in our cities.
Air pollution, noise and problems of urban mobility and its effects and implications for public health and the planet, show the necessity of thinking and urban travel, which usually three to five miles, in another way.
Cycling is one of the solutions available to everyone to help improve the environment and mobility problems in cities. Furthermore, it is half modern and efficient transportation: the bicycle does not pollute, is economical and, above all, a bicycle is often faster than any other vehicle in urban distances.
Also "Best Bike With" reminds us of the individual health benefits that entails moving bicycle and the benefits of daily exercise.
Through the campaign, ConBici aims to inform and educate on the use of bicycles in the city, while opening a debate on the need "to plan new policies that allow the use of standard bicycle extensively in all Spanish cities, "according to sources ConBici.
ConBici without CO2
Next Sunday November 12 opens the "Best Bike With" simultaneous with the celebration of The Great Bike ConBici without CO2 at a total of 29 cities.
The initiative offers an easy, compared to the daily work, school or shopping being done by any citizen, for the 29 cities where it is present ConBici, through its 32 associations.
With this initiative, ConBici shows the ease of making the city bike paths, as well as the personal contribution they can make by choosing to move the bike. Therefore, the participants will be calculated that avoids CO2 emitted into the atmosphere when choosing the bicycle as a means of transport for our daily. The
journeys to schools or work in Europe represent 40% of all trips and 60% for travel shopping, services, leisure activities, social or other. The Great Bike
ConBici Asin CO2 end with the presentation and reading of the Manifesto which is promoting ConBici in defense of the recognition of the bicycle as a means of transportation and for its use.
Coinciding with the launch of the campaign, ConBici and the 32 associations that make up will make available to various entities - schools, universities, business associations, neighborhood associations, civic centers, clubs, cyclists, and bicycle shops, among others - a series of proposed materials and simple tips and general information.
The website of the campaign www.mejorconbici.com access to the material, has a calculator that calculates the amount of carbon dioxide that is saved with every journey by bike, announces a photography contest and provides links of interest.
This initiative has been launched with funding from the Ministry of Environment through the General Secretariat for the Prevention of Pollution and Climate Change. The grant is part of an aid program that annually supports awareness campaigns proposed by non-profit organizations throughout the Spanish territory.
Founded in 1994, ConBici Coordinator in Defense of the bike, is a federation which brings together 32 associations in Spain and Portugal. Its main objective is to promote cycling as a mode of transportation. ConBici is a member of the Higher Council for Traffic Safety and Road Safety and the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF).