Under the Campaign-“Bicycle To School” , Cycle City Network Nepal organized an awareness program in collaboration with Lion’s Club of Kathmandu Cycle City and Kasthamandap School. The Students from Higher Secondary level of Kasthamandap School Participated in the program.
Cycling has immense economic, environmental, and health benefits, and is an integral part of sustainable urban mobility. To promote cycling culture, it is very important to aware and educate young people on the importance and benefits of cycling, and encourage more young people to cycle to school.
Bicycle to School is an initiative designed to let children learn more about cycles. This includes helping them learn about the rules and regulations, safety, road rules, using and riding a cycle. Bicycle to School, as the name stands, will also motivate the kids to ride their cycles to school or to ride a cycle in general.
Anuradha Shrestha, secretariat at Cycle City Network Nepal initiated the program with information on the current status of Urban Mobility in context to Kathmandu. The students were presented with information regarding Sustainable Urban Mobility with the focus on Cycle as means of daily commute. The Students participated actively in the discussion session as they were not unknown to the adverse health effects, mental health effects and dangers of the mobility system in urban city like Kathmandu. The Presentation was followed by queries from the students and a small quiz from the organizing team. Badges were distributed to the winners of the quiz as a way to encourage them to participate in the discussion. The Students got to share their memories with bicycles. The Students showed great interest towards a cycling club in the school and were excited about the idea.