Friday, 21 September 2012 17:22
Several government ministers show support through involvement in the event.
A crowd of Chilean cyclists, led by four government ministers and two olympic cyclists, gathered in downtown Santiago on Friday for an event called “pedal to work.” The event seeks to celebrate World Carfree Day
, which falls on Saturday this year.
Organizers hoped a number of people would leave their cars at home and travel to their place of work by bicycle to promote the use of transport that is both good for the environment and healthy for the individuals involved. To ensure a safe journey for participants, routes were carefully monitored by volunteers hoping to avoid any difficulties and accidents.
The initiative was headed by Minister Pedro Pablo Errázuriz from the Ministry of Transport and Communication alongside a range of representatives from various cycling groups located in Santiago.
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