Kembridž je jedan od najprestižnijih univerziteta, u tom gradu jedan od tri stanovnika svakodnevno vozi bicikl kao prevozno sredstvo. Korzoportal prenosi tekst Inter – cultural dialogue – living together in peace and harmony.
Cambridge, UK, is known worldwide as a place of a highly ranked university but it is known also as the ‘City of Cyclists’. Bikes can be seen everywhere along the town streets.They are parked everywhere, chained to every inch of railing and bike stands or just locked to themselves, leaning against the walls.
There are also many ‘cycle parks’ in the town and one of them has the ground floor of a multi-storeyed car park given over to cycle racks. More than 30 bike shops can be found in the town which provide many services to customers like repairing bikes on the spot or even sending mechanics out to large businesses to service employees’ bikes while they work. Students are partly responsible for high cycling numbers in Cambridge. Out of the total population of 120,000 of the town 43,000 are students and they all own a bike which means one out of every 3 people in Cambridge is a cyclist.
Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century in Europe and as of 2003, more than 1 billion have been produced worldwide, twice as many as the number of automobiles that have been produced. They are the principal means of transportation in many world regions. The bicycle’s invention has had an enormous effect on society, both in terms of culture and of advancing modern industrial methods.
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