Over 5,000 students take part in "Cycling May" in Lublin (Poland)

By News Editor / Updated: 08 May 2017

Some 5,000 students from 25 primary schools in Lublin will take part in this year's national cycling campaign, "Cycling May" („Rowerowy Maj”). The campaign aims to promote the bicycle as a means of transport in the city.

On each day during the campaign students receive stickers for coming to school by bike, scooter, roller skates or skateboard. At the end of the campaign, the school with the most recorded trips will win a covered bicycle parking area, funded by the sponsor, LPEC SA.

The campaign originated in 2014 in Gdansk and has since spread to 21 cities and 397 primary schools and kindergartens across Poland.

"Cycling in the city is an excellent means of transport - it's healthy, friendly and safe, and it doesn't create noise or air pollution," said Lublin Mayor Krzysztof Żuk. "By investing in cycling routes and the bike sharing scheme, we can make Lublin a friendly place for cyclists."

For more information, visit lublin.eu (in Polish)

Image copyright: "Inauguration of the Bicycle Campaign May 2017" from lublin.eu

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