World Cup Soccer to Use Bicycles

Addressing the “huge” carbon emissions produced by the 2010 Soccer World Cup – in part because South Africa is such a long haul – the organizing body announced they’ll supply green energy and use bicycles.

Bicycles would also be used in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions during the tournament.
At least three of the nine host cities have considered the implementation of bicycle lanes in strategic locations for the World Cup as well as [after] the World Cup, whereby further expansion of the programme will continue.
The department will fund for maintenance of bicycles in three host cities.”

That’s presumably a bike share and possibly cargo bikes. Hope the Olympics are next in using bikes and, of course, we’re not the only ones who have noticed all the diesel-burning vehicles in the Tour caravan.

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