Parliamentarians on Wheels

Cycle City Network Nepal (CCNN), in collaboration with European Union In Nepal organized a bicycle parade with European Parliamentarians followed by a climate Roundtable with youths on the occasion of EU Climate Diplomacy Week and World Car Free Day on September 22, 2022.The Event was proposed by Cycle City Network Nepal and hosted by European Union in Nepal.
The main objective of the event was to create a discourse on the need to conserve the environment for the present and the future. Bicycle uses zero emissions and come with various societal and economical benefits. A zero-carbon future is only possible with the shift towards such sustainable practices. The European Union has supported many major and minor projects in Nepal for almost forty years in the field of sustainability with the intent of betterment of the Nepalese People.
The Bicycle Rally started upon the arrival of the parliament members of European Union, youths from Youth Sounding Board(YSB) and Youth Innovation Lab. The Rally was concluded upon reaching Nagbahal, a heritage site in the middle of Lalitpur where the participants were welcomed by Deputy Mayor of Lalitpur, Manjali Shakya Bajracharya and the discussion initiated with the focus on youths in governance, youth in climate change and youth in gender inclusion.

Photo Exhibition, In Celebration of World Bicycle Day 2022

Upon the call for a Photo Contest on the occasion of World Bicycle Day, organized by Cycle City Network Nepal from May 19 to May 31, 2022, about 123 photos depicting stories and messages behind the subject of the photos were received. As the theme of the contest was “Bicycle and Environment”, the subject of the photos was basically a bicycle. Photography is not only about capturing the subject, but also an art. We found different creativity added to the subject of the photos that the participants want others to observe, and feel about the subject.

Among the 123 photos, the top 18 photos were chosen to exhibit for the photo exhibition. The top 18 photos include 1 winning photo with 2 special mention photos. The jury of the competition was Mr.Kishor Shrestha from Nepal Photo Journalist Federation, Ms.Nisha Bhandari, Photojournalist –, and Mr.Susheel Shrestha, Photojournalist Through the intensive selection round, the top 18 photos were chosen.

Special Mention Photographer Pramin Manandhar Receiving Certificate and Prize from Jury
Jury member Kishor Shrestha receiving appreciation certificate from CCNN team member Naina Nembang
Jury Member Susheel Shrestha receiving appreciation certificate from Vice President of CCNN Nivesh Dugar
Participants and jury pose for a group picture at Batuka Creamery

The photo exhibition will be held from June 4 to June 18 (11 am-7 pm) at Batuka Creamery, Basantapur. The opening of the exhibition was held on June 3, 2022, at 4 pm at the venue followed by prize distribution. Mr. Jenson Singh became the winner of the photo contest and walked away with Cash prize of Nrs 5000 along with gift hampers from Greenway, Mtb Cafe and Batuka Creamery , while the two special mentions were Mr. Aakash Shrestha and Mr. Pramin Manandhar who won gift hampers by Greenway Nepal, Mtb Cafe and Batuka Creamery respectively.

Through the lens of the photographers, we will view the subject of the photo the way they want us to see it, and connect with the subject and its background story. Organizing the photo contest and photo exhibition, raising awareness about cycling, and conveying the indirect message of conservation through bicycle photography is what Cycle City Network Nepal wanted to achieve. Promoting bicycles and spreading awareness to a wider audience through encouraging bicycle photography can be one of the effective communication tools.


Sno First Name Last Name Gender Country City Caption for your Photograph
1 Jenson Singh Male Nepal Lalitpur Pedal for a thriving planet
2 Manish Kc Male Nepal Kavre Ranges
3 Ram prasad Shahi Male Nepal Kathmandu Cycling through high mountains .
4 Pramin Manandhar Male Nepal Kathmandu A man rides his bicycle while a child holds on to him.
5 Rabin Shrestha Male Nepal Kathmandu Nothing’s better than getting lost in nature with the bike
6 Anuj Shakya Male Nepal Lalitpur Man hath still either toys, or care ; He hath no root, nor to one place is tied, But ever restless and irregular About this Earth doth run and ride. He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where ; He says it is so far, That he hath quite forgot how to go there.
7 Iftakharul Munna Male Bangladesh Dhaka Save nature
8 Sandesh Gurung Male Nepal Pokhara When in doubt, pedal it out
9 Arun Swamy   India Hyderabad When bicycle forced to merge with nature
10 Niranjan Bista Male Nepal Lalitpur It is an extra fun to cycle in snowy mountain if only global warming is controlled
11 Kumar Lohala Male Nepal Kathmandu Ride to feel nature
12 Nisan Twayana Male Nepal Bhaktapur The Green Paradise
13 Sunil Khyaju Male Nepal Libali The Conquers ( cycle connect bhaktapur)…..king of HILLS Bethanchowk
14 Sunil Khyaju Male Nepal Libali Not only Plane above the cloud !!!!!!
15 Bidhyasagar Tamrakar Male Nepal Kathmandu Childhood companion cycle
16 Aakash Shrestha Male Nepal Birtamode Peeping through the window of nature you see humans enjoying the most amazing invention.
17 Diamond Thapa Aslami Male Nepal Kathmandu Cyclist on foggy weather
18 Prachan Bhujel Male Nepal Tikathali The story behind this beautiful picture is self explanatory during this era of rising fuel prices. This photograph was captured during my regular weekend ride initiated a decade ago to contribute in reducing my carbon footprint. Therefore, I use to say “Burning calories is far better than burning fuel to heal the nature”

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Let’s be part of the Bicycle Rally on June 4

Cycle City Network Nepal (CCNN), in collaboration with Tour De Lumbini, Creasion Nepal, Rotaract club of Yala, Panc Bike, is organizing a bicycle rally on June 4, on the occasion of World Bicycle Day June 3, and World Environment Day June 5. For the cause of the conservation movement “Save Soil”, CCNN invites all interested people to be a part of campaign day. The World Bicycle Day draws attention to the benefits of using the bicycle- simple, affordable, reliable, clean, and environmentally fit and sustainable means of transportation. The World Environment Day is celebrated with the 2022 campaign slogan “Only One Earth” focusing on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”. Sharing the common goal of environment protection and achieving sustainable development goals, both days are equally powerful advocacy tools to raise global awareness on environmental concerns.

Save Soil is a global movement launched by Indian Spiritual Leader Sadhguru, to address the soil crisis and bring together people from all over the world to stand up for soil health by increasing organic content in cultivable soil. The movement seeks to global consensus for urgent action to save soil from extinction. To activate and demonstrate citizen support for this movement, Cycle City Network Nepal came up with a campaign event to “save soil” through cycling.

The campaign event is happening on June 4, 2022.

Venue- Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Time- 7 am, and Distance- Approximately 10 km

Participants are requested to bring their own water bottle and bicycle. Refreshments are also provided for the day. For the lucky first 500 registered participants, free t-shirts are available as well. The rally route is

Save Soil Bicycle Rally Route

Download and sign in/sign up for Greenway Nepal App and join the event “Save Soil Bicycle Rally” and track your ride and carbon savings during the ride. Download the app at

Free registration here

Let’s all cycle for “Save Soil” and the environment.

#worldbicycleday #worldenvironmentday #savesoil #bicycle4soil #bicycle4sdgs #greenway

Greenway Nepal exhibited its green innovation at CAN Info-Tech 2022

As a green initiative in the field of information technology with the development of mobile applications, Greenway Nepal App was exhibited at CAN InfoTech 2022, one of Nepal’s most anticipated ICT-related exhibitions. The exhibition is such a place where a broader crowd will be present, so it was an ideal platform to exhibit Greenway Nepal App and raise awareness among the public about how the use of mobile technology can contribute to urban sustainability. Around 281 people attended our exhibition stall.

Organized by the Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN), the exhibition was held at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu for 6 days from 20-25 April. During the six days event, Greenway Nepal, as a multi-stakeholder campaign implemented by Cycle City Network Nepal (CCNN) with various organizations aiming to promote cycling and sustainable urban mobility, collaborated with its two new consortium partners: Clean Up Nepal and Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) which embarked their future partnership for urban sustainability by extending its scope to solid waste management and plantation of trees.

Although it was a joint effort of the new three partners, each of us had three different activities presented to the public. While we had our greenway app, the other two partners performed solid waste management game/waste management programs (Clean Up Nepal) and briefing about 0ne million trees campaign (WCN). We cooperated and exchanged knowledge of our projects. It was great teamwork. The attendees attracted to cycling and greenway Nepal was given a briefing about the greenway campaign the development of the technological product, the greenway Nepal app, and instructed on how to use it. To perk up this event, a scheme ‘CAN InfoTech event ride’ with a reward of Rs.4500 worth of goodie bags from Pancbike was even launched on the app. Exhibiting at CAN InfoTech, was an opportunity where we interact with the public and learn what areas we are doing well and which areas need room for improvement. On this matter, a research survey was conducted as well so as to know about the perception of the public regarding cycling.

Data were collected from 281 participants which were further given to the research team, GD Labs. Based on their perceptions, it seemed that the majority of the participants knew how to ride a bicycle, and also they seem to be environmentally aware of the use of cycling as a pollution-free mode of transport, however, they feel unsafe riding on the street because of the lack of cycle infrastructures, especially cycle lanes and safety reasons. From the research study, it can be concluded that if there is the availability of proper cycle infrastructures and safety management for cycle riders, Kathmandu has a high potential to be known as a cycle-friendly city. If a government should focus on cycle policy and infrastructure to make cycling safer and easier in a city, it should create vehicle-free zone areas, and also rules and regulations should be stricter and more effective. Some of the changes that the participants think should be made include public awareness about existing cycle infrastructures and giving respect to the cycle riders on the street (especially disrespect from large vehicles). Health benefits, followed by environmental concerns seem to be the motivation for the participants for riding a cycle. Furthermore, if the cycle infrastructures are well improved, it can also be a great motivational factor. Below, we have some data from the research.

As an exhibitor, we not only showcased our app product to the exhibition stall attendees, but also got to exchange information and served as a chance to learn about the current technologies that other exhibitors showcased ranging from the network, security, mobile phones, and other digital solutions used in agriculture, health and other sectors.

The CAN Infotech exhibition was a place where we inform the public about where and how technology met green innovation.

Photography Contest: Inviting all Photography Enthusiasts for Celebration of World Bicycle Day 2022

On the occasion of the marking of World Bicycle Day, June 3, Cycle City Network Nepal is organizing a Photo Competition with the theme ‘Bicycle and Environment’. The day is when we celebrate bicycles as a simple, affordable, clean, and environmentally sustainable means of transportation. Photography is a powerful medium of expression to communicate messages about a subject. Through this contest, we seek to inspire the creation and dissemination of positive imagery, which conveys the significance of bicycles in the environment. 

June 3 which is declared ‘World Bicycle Day’ since 2018 by the United Nations, is celebrated for the promotion of bicycling acknowledging the versatility and uniqueness of the bicycle, as well as its reliability and sustainability as a mode of transportation. The day highlights the power of bicycles and their importance which promotes physical-mental health, and economic growth reducing inequalities achieving Sustainable Development Goals, and combating climate change.

This is a free and open photo competition eligible to every photography enthusiast regardless of age, or gender. Any kind of photography tools like a camera or mobile can be used. So, Cycle City Network Nepal welcomes you to participate in this contest by submitting photos that correspond to the given theme and joining in our action to promote the bicycle as a pollution-free mode of transport and conserve the environment. As well, we encourage you for more creativity in this photo contest. 

Upon the decision by the panel of jury, the winner will be chosen and announced on the day of World Bicycle day 2022, June 3 on our social media page of Greenway Nepal, CCNN. The winner will take home the cash prize of Rs.5000 and additional gift hampers.

Before the photo submission, please read carefully the terms and conditions required for this contest. You can find it in the photo submission link as well.

 Photo entries till May 31, 2022. 

Please submit your photo at

Looking forward to your photo submissions.

Greenway Campaign Launched in Tilottama Municipality

Greenway campaign was launched in Tilottama Municipality of Rupandehi district by distributing bicycles to 51 school girls along with a bicycle rally. Bicycles were provided to 51 poor, destitute, marginalized, and backward class girls studying in community schools on the basis of the recommendation of the ward office on Friday 17 December 2021.

Under the Green-Way Nepal Campaign, bicycles have been distributed to the girls in Tilotta in collaboration with the Municipality, United Nations Development Program, Ncell, Kantipur Media Group, Cycle City Butwal, and Cycle City Network Nepal.

Speaking on the occasion, Mayor Basudev Ghimire said that bicycles have been provided to the adolescents to promote the cycle journey for healthy living and a clean city. Mayor Ghimire believes that getting a bicycle will make it easier for teenagers to reach school and will help them in their studies. Stating that Tilottama has been developed as an environment-friendly city, he informed that a mobile app will also be launched for the development of cycling culture. He said that Tilottama would be developed as a bicycle city as cycling would improve one’s health. Tilottama had distributed bicycles to more than 100 working women last year.

Speaking on the occasion, Lumbini-Gandaki Chief of the United Nations Development Program, Sudip Aryal, said that a bicycle promotion program has been launched for sustainable development, adding that the program would help in protecting the environment. Nivesh Dugad, vice-president of Cycle City Network Nepal, said that increasing the number of bicycle users would help in reducing air pollution and would have a positive impact on human health.

Ncell’s Swastik Ghimire mentioned that the cycling campaign will protect the environment of the city. In the program conducted by the spokesperson of the municipality Surendra Shree, the representatives of Bicycle Entrepreneurs Association Rupandehi, Bicycle City Butwal, and other organizations discussed the health and environment of a person while riding a bicycle. After the program, Mayor Basudev Ghimire, Deputy Mayor Jageshwari Devi Chaudhary, and other people’s representatives and teenagers who received bicycles also held a bicycle rally.

Bicycle Distribution at Tulsipur, Dang

Press Release

Greenway is a campaign to promote cycling and other environmentally friendly practices in Nepal. It is a multi-stakeholder campaign implemented by Cycle City Network Nepal (CCNN), with support of and in partnership with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC), Tulsipur Sub- metropolitan City, Kantipur Media Group (KMG), Ncell Axiata Limited. and IME Pay. The joint initiative with the slogan – “My way is the Greenway ” aims to create a platform to promote green initiatives and bring onboard institutions and people who believe in promoting sustainable urban mobility, curbing carbon emission, conserving the environment, and fostering partnership for urban sustainability.

As part of the “Women On wheels” campaign, 50 bicycles were handed over to different school girls from different schools around Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan City. The distribution program was held on the occasion of International Day of Peace, 21 September 2021 at the premises of Tulsipur Metro College, Haripauri, Dang. The girls were selected from 20 community schools belonging to 8-12th grade on the basis of their distance from school, low-income group family, commitment to complete their education, and not to marry before the age of 20. 

The bicycles were handed in the presence of the Mayor of Tulsipur- sub-metropolitan City- Mr. Ghanashyam Pandey, Resident Representative of United Nations Development Program- Ms. Ayshanie Medagangoda-Labé (Sri Lanka), Province 4 and 5 head of United Nations Development Program- Mr. Sudeep Aryal, GESI Advisor of UNDP- Ms. Binda Magar, Regional Head of IME Pay, Mr. Subash Subedi, Senior Communication and CSR specialist of Ncell Axiata Limitedrepresentative, Mr. Ramesh Shrestha, Vice – President of Cycle City Network Nepal- Mr. Nivesh Dugar, Secretary of Cycle City Network Nepal- Ms. Anuradha Shrestha and Executive Director of Cycle City Network Nepal. 

The distribution of bicycles to the girl students was followed by a 2km bicycle rally from Tulsipur Metro College. Marking the International Day of Peace a tree was planted jointly by Mayor of Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan City- Mr. Ghanashyam Pandey and Resident Representative of United Nations Development Program- Ms. Ayshanie Medagangoda-Labé on the premises of Tulsi Metro College.

Speaking at the program, Mayor of Tulsipur Sub-metropolitan City- Mr. Ghanashyam Pandey expressed that a bicycle is a tool for the freedom of mobility of girls if girls move forward as the world progresses. I commit to making Tulsi municipality a cycle-friendly city by adopting a bicycle policy in the near future. The campaign ‘Smart Chori’ will continue further in the future with more projects for women empowerment.

Vice president of Cycle City Network Nepal, Nivesh Dugar, addressed the program saying that the activities done for the promotion of Cycle and cycle-friendly programs have enhanced the sustainable development goals. 

Senior Communication and CSR specialist of Ncell Axiata Limitedrepresentative, Mr. Ramesh Shrestha congratulated all the recipients of bicycles on the day. The company states that it is pleased to join hands with UNDP for this green cause to promote cycling and contribute to achieving multiple SDGs related to the environment, health, and education. This initiative is aligned with Ncell’s commitment towards sustainable society as well as its parent company Axiata’s journey to becoming a net-zero carbon company.

Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program- Ms. Ayshanie Medagangoda-Labé shared that the commitment from the local government has shown. Towards the sustainable development goals and sustainable mobility. I would also like to congratulate the safe, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable city on sustainable development goal no 11. We want to have a balance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We are trying to promote sustainable transport- bicycles which can help reduce the impact of climate change. We would like to promote green mobility for girls. The distribution of bicycles is not enough. We need to create a conducive environment for safer mobility for everyone, especially girls. Even families play a vital role in encouraging the use of bicycles by women and girls. 

Deputy mayor of Tulsipur Sub- metropolitan City, Maya Sharma shared that the Smart Chori initiative brought forward by Tulsipur- sub-metropolitan City has successfully reached out to quite a few young girls and women. There are several programs in the pipeline towards the empowerment and welfare of women. 

World Bicycle Day

World Bicycle Day 2021 “I Cycle Because…”

On the occasion of World Bicycle Day 2021, we asked some fellow cyclists why they cycle. We have compiled all the submitted videos and have published them. It was really fun to hear your stories of what you think is needed to make bicycles a true part of everyday life, why it’s fun, why you love it, what kinds of things and places you see on your rides, and what you believe is needed to make bicycles a true part of life. And if you are trying to find a reason to cycle then join us in our campaign “My way, Greenway” through our mobile application. Thank you all for your participation and Happy World Bicycle Day 2021! #CycleCityNetworkNepal #CCNN #cycling #gogreen #healthylife #saveenvironment #WorldBicycleDay #WorldBicycleDayCampaign #purposeofcycling



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