Nepali students aim to make Kathmandu 'bicycle-friendly' by 2020

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Kathmandu, June 29 (ANI): A group of Nepali students have started a campaign promoting the use of bicycles to make Kathmandu a bicycle-friendly city by 2020.

The campaign organized by a group from Kathmandu University is called "Kathmandu Cycle City (KCC) 2020".

Rajan Kathet, founding member of the KCC and Communication Coordinator of the campaign, said that they aim to encourage cycling as an eco-friendly and economically efficient means of transportation, Xinhua news agency reports.

There are 12 members from different colleges in their core committee, and more then 700 member cyclists are on their contact list.

The group's spokesperson, Shail Shrestha, said that Nepal is geographically cycle-friendly and that many people especially in the plains ride bicycle.

The group recently conducted a cycle rally on the occasion of World Environment Day and previously they have been conducting various cycle rallies on different events.

"We are also planning to conduct different sports events like cycle races, cycle festivals and other events involved youths," Shrestha said. (ANI)

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