FCTA plans to construct bicycle lanes in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that it will support the development of bicycle lanes in the provision of the arterial and district infrastructures across the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in furtherance of climate change mitigation and for the comfort of the cyclists.

FCT Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, gave the assurance in Abuja while flagging off the 2023 World Bicycle Day, with the theme: “Cycling – A Better Way To Enjoy the City.”

Adesola said the FCT Administration would pay attention to the development of bicycle lanes already designed in the Abuja master plan, as it will go a long way to sustain the campaign for climate change by reducing emissions. He said cycling is a very enjoyable sport and residents will be encouraged to imbibe the culture of using it as a mode of transportation in the FCT.

His words: “Cycling can be very intensive as a competitive sport or even for pleasure that you ride to the right and to the left in a very pleasant manner. The benefit of cycling is enormous because it can improve heartbeat and strengthen the limbs, because of the walkout involved. It is a form of exercise that needs to be promoted.”

Adesola commended the Indian High Commission for its consistent support to Nigerians in organizing the event to mark World Bicycle Day as enshrined in the United Nations (UN) declaration.

Also speaking at the event, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Shri G. Balasubramanian, said the Indian High Commission had in the past five years been assisting to organize World Bicycle Day, which is celebrated on June 3 every year. Representative of the Corps Marshall of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) also attended the event.

Source: The Guardian

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