Cycling is a green and healthy mode of transport, since it has the potential to significantly improve health, reduce mortality due to inactivity and lower local air pollution caused by motorised traffic. Beyond its health impacts, it is a great way to connect people with their urban environment and local economies. Delivery bikes are part of a rising trend in urban logistics and demonstrate that old solutions still have a place in modern urban distribution networks. At the same time, half of all road traffic deaths are among vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. The use and quality of helmets for two-wheelers continue to vary across countries and regions and have a paramount role in safety on the road.
During the 67th UNECE Commission session, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of UNECE, a static display of delivery bikes and helmets outside the meeting room will be complemented by a demonstration of cargo bikes in front of the building. Delegates will be able to gather more information on how delivery services are organized, while also having the opportunity to try out some of the latest models. In addition, they can find out more about the various types of helmets on the market and even obtain advice on their own cycle wear.