Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bikes for Climate Change Conference

At least 200 bicycles were available on loan to all attendees of the climate change meeting which took place last December in Bali. The participants of the UN conference got to know the advantages of bicycle as means of transportation. Initially some 700 bicycles were planned but some parties cancelled their delivery.
The bicycles together with 120 buses were a response to expected heavy traffic with increased carbon emissions during the UN climate change meeting. Roads within the Nusa Dua tourist enclave conference venue was closed to traffic to reduce traffic congestion and emissions loads.
The infrastructure in the Nusa Dua enclave suited very well for biking while the scorching heat made it hard for walking. Not all visitors of the conference used the bicycles for transportation as an estimated 15,000 people took part in the climate conference.

Author : Jan-Willem van Schaik Source : Jakarta Post

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