UN / BIKE RIDE EVENT UN HABITAT

27-Apr-2022 00:03:49
A bike ride was organized in New York City by UN-Habitat and its partners, to call for safer conditions and more priority for cyclists on the streets. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / BIKE RIDE EVENT UN HABITAT
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SOURCE : UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE : ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 27 APRIL 2022, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Various shots, people cycling
2. Close up, bike lane
3. Wide shot, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Jean Todt, UN Special Envoy for Road Safety, Ydanis Rodriguez, Commissioner, NYC Department of Transportation and Heather Thompson, CEO of ITDP taking pictures
3. Wide shot, cyclists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat:
“The COVID-19 has already give us a wakeup call, the importance of space, the importance of health, and also the importance of sharing. So by having this program, we also need to rethink the design, as one of the speakers just now said, not as an afterthought. If the design of the cities to include mobility, cycling and space and health, so that we can have a cleaner, greener, safer and healthier city and at the end of the day, happier people.”
5. Wide shot, cyclists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat:
“I cycled to work and I even cycled from my office to the meeting places together with my staff, together with the counselor, to show that from that day onward, we already have the bicycle lane. If you come to Penang, you can cycle from the airport all the way to the city, 35 kilometres nonstop. So I would like to urge the city leaders and also at the Member States national and regional leaders to include mobility, cycling in the design of the cities or the new cities or even to provide the alternative mode sharing with the existing cities.”
7. Wide shot, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Jean Todt, UN Special Envoy for Road Safety talking
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Jean Todt, UN Special Envoy for Road Safety:
“Every city that around the world, you have a planet with about 8 billion population. All of them are road users in different capacities. And the road is a big killer. 1.3 million people die every year, between 30 to 50 million people are injured with disability and we have the prescriptions. We need to highlight more funding. We need to give more visibility and we need to put that on top of the agenda.”
9. Various shots, cyclists riding
10. Various shots, cyclists getting ready before ride
11. Various shots, bikes
STORYLINE
A bike ride was organized in New York City today (27 Apr) by UN-Habitat and its partners, to call for safer conditions and more priority for cyclists on the streets.

The ride was hosted by UN-Habitat and the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), with support from Transportation Alternatives, NYC DOT, Citibike and more.

It has been six years since the New Urban Agenda was adopted in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016 at Habitat III. The New Urban Agenda represents a shared vision for a better and more sustainable future and emphasizes well-planned and well-managed urbanization as a powerful tool for sustainable development. The President of the UN General Assembly will convene a meeting to assess the implementation of the New Urban Agenda at the UN headquarters in New York City on Thursday ( Apr 28).

The bike ride is to advocate for cycling as a priority transportation mode and essential service for achieving the mobility goals of the New Urban Agenda. Cycling networks, in the same manner as bus systems, basic services and urban infrastructure, must be carefully planned, implemented and maintained to truly guarantee road safety, livability and equitable access in cities.
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