Cycle Rally Dhaka

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The Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) and Work for a Better Bangladesh (WBB) Trust organised a bicycle rally in Dhaka on December 26, 2020 to call for ensuring a bicycle-friendly environment in the city in order to make it both lively and liveable. Speakers at the rally called on the government to reduce the high tax on bicycles and for a separate lane to be introduced in the capital for bicycle riders. They also called for improving the quality of public transport service.

BAPA and WBB Trust also organised a press conference to draw attention to the importance of cycling not only to improve the city’s terrible traffic congestion but to enhance the health of urban dwellers through exercise and reduced air pollution. The events were part of the lead-up to the 3rd International Conference on the Bangladesh Environment (ICBEN) on January 3-4, 2010, at which WBB Trust underlined the need for quality cycling infrastructure in the city.

WBB Trust continues to play a major role in advocating for more people and environmental  friendly transport policy, including discouraging car use and improving the situation for walking, cycling and public transit. In addition to its work n urban transport, WBB Trust works to change the conditions for rail transport throughout the country and to promote urban planning with a focus on high-density mixed-use areas that reduce the need for long-distance travel.

Maruf Rahman, WBB Trust

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