World Bicycle Day, designated by the UN General Assembly and celebrated annually on 3 June, draws attention to the benefits of using the bicycle — a simple, affordable, clean, and environmentally sustainable means of transportation. The bicycle contributes to cleaner air, lessens congestion, and makes education, health care, and other social services more accessible to the most vulnerable populations.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), safe infrastructure for walking and cycling is also a pathway for achieving greater health equity. For the poorest urban populations who often cannot afford private vehicles, walking and cycling can provide a mean of transportation while reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, diabetes, and even death. Therefore, walking and cycling are not only healthier; they are also more equitable and cost-effective.
A sustainable transport system that promotes economic growth and reduces inequalities while bolstering the fight against climate change is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The UN Postal Administration celebrates World Bicycle Day on 3 June 2022 with a special event sheet of ten stamps in the denominations of CHF 1,50.
Special Event Sheet Specifications:
Stamp size: 40.6 mm x 29.8 mm
Tab size: 26.6 mm x 29.8 mm
Sheet size: 279.4 mm x 215.9 mm
This special event sheet may be personalized with a photograph replacing the United Nations logo. Customers are invited to visit the UNPA stamp shops in New York, Geneva or Vienna, or upload their photographs to the UNPA website: unstamps.org