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“Integration through the bicycle is a step forward to generate transformation in mobility. We have the challenge of choosing an alternative that improves our quality of life and that of the place where we live ”, affirms the Minister of Transport, Natalia Abello Vives.
Thus, Cúcuta, Bucaramanga, Buga, Palmira, Dosquebradas, La Virginia, Santa Rosa, Bello, Amalfi, Buenavista, Córdoba, Finland, Genoa, La Tebaida, Montenegro, Pijao, Quimbaya, Salento and Ibagué, will be added to 9 cities who first adopted the initiative and in which they will also carry out activities such as cycle tours, bike-school, bike-expo, workshops and talks with which the National Government seeks to promote the use of the bicycle as a means of transport in the country.
This pilot project initially began with the participation of Bogotá, Cali, Medellín, Sincelejo, Villavicencio, Pereira, Armenia, Pasto and Barranquilla. The purpose of the National Government is to unite all of Colombia for the same cause: to pedal together for a new country.
Among the activities that will be carried out during that week is the Workshop for the construction of public policy on Sustainable Mobility, which calls for associations and citizen groups, merchants associated with the sale and services for bicycles, officials and contractors of the Ministry of Mobility, Health, Education, Environment, Planning, Culture, and universities with careers related to transportation, urban planning, civil engineering and architecture.
According to Minister Abello Vives, “other of the objectives that we have with the implementation of the National Week of Sustainable Mobility are the reduction of polluting and greenhouse effect emissions associated with transport, as well as the reduction of mortality and disease rates. associated with sedentary lifestyle. We are promoting healthy lifestyles in the country ”.