Cycling Enthusiastic Students who came together at the event held under the leadership of the Directorate of Dormitories of Near East University, pedaled the streets of Nicosia with the slogan “We are in the traffic”.

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Added On: 20 November 2020, Friday, 15:04
Last Edited On: 20 November 2020, Friday, 15:10

Cycling Enthusiastic Students who came together at the event held under the leadership of the Directorate of Dormitories of Near East University, pedaled the streets of Nicosia with the slogan “We are in the traffic”.

Under the leadership of the Near East University Dormitories Directorate, an event was held by the TRNC Bicycle Federation, the Bicycle Fans Association and the Velesepeed company with the slogan “I exist with my bike in traffic”. Velespeed company also supported the event by providing 3 hours of free rides to the participants who do not have bicycles in the “I exist with my bicycle in traffic” event.

The group consisting of Near East University students and bicycle lovers, whose number reached over 200, took off from the Near East University campus and cycled through the streets of Nicosia. With the event, which witnessed quite colorful scenes, cycling enthusiast students drew attention to the difficulties encountered by cyclists in traffic while having fun.

At the event, where the participants had a pleasant time, it was emphasized that bicycles are a healthy alternative means of transportation other than public transportation. However, it was pointed out that the use of bicycles is gradually decreasing due to the difficulties encountered by its users in traffic. For this reason, it was emphasized that bicycle paths should be built and protective rules were needed, and it was also emphasized that building bicycle paths is essential for safe driving as well as contributing to active life.

Recep Uğur Arslan: “Our social responsibility activities that provide Near East University students with socialization opportunities will continue throughout the year.”
Near East University Dormitories Manager Recep Uğur Arslan, who pioneered the event “I exist with my bicycle in traffic”, said that their aim is to bring the students staying in the dormitories together to draw attention to social problems while having a pleasant time. Arslan added that they will continue the events that bring Near East University students together with the public throughout the year.

Bicycle use In our country should be encouraged by regulations to be provided in traffic
In the joint statement made by the organizing committee consisting of Near East University Dormitories Directorate, TRNC Bicycle Federation, Bicycle Fans Association and Velesepeed, the importance of being noticed and respecting the rights of cyclists in traffic were emphasized.

In the statement, which emphasized the need to create a safe driving environment by increasing the bicycle routes, it was also announced that bicycle tours will be organized at regular intervals. In the statement, “Interest in cycling in transportation is also increasing with the promotion of bicycle transportation worldwide during the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has affected the world. In our country, the use of bicycles should be encouraged by regulations to be provided in traffic. As Near East University, TRNC Bicycle Federation, Bicycle Fans Association and Velesepeed, we will always support such events ”.