Seoul will run a safety campaign called “BW-BH (Bike-to-Work, Bike-Home) Day” for a month, starting on October 16, 2019, together with citizens who use their bikes to commute to and from work.
As bikes become a vital means of transportation for individuals, beyond a simple means of leisure, and the number of people commuting by bike is increasing, the campaign was planned to establish the “right to bike” and promote the existence of bikes as one of the major means of transportation in Seoul.
This campaign is an extension of the First and Second Seoul Bicycle Parade. Residents of Seoul and bicycle riders’ groups who commute by bike can participate in the campaign. After sending an application form using the website (http://www.seoul.go.kr), all participants including office workers, groups, and individuals can join the parade to work or home from all directions in Seoul.
The first parade will take place on October 16. Participants from four directions will gather at Cheonggye Plaza at 8:10 a.m. and run the “bicycle safety campaign” for the safe use of bicycles, before finishing the commuting ride. For the ride home in the evening, participants will gather at Cheonggye Plaza at 6:30 p.m. to run the “bicycle safety campaign” and post the photos they take after arriving at their destinations.
Eligible participants are citizens of 18 years or older who can commute up to 15 km riding their bikes while wearing safety gear, such as helmets.
Date & Time: October 16 – November 6 (Every Wednesday, to work and to home, 8 times)
※ Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6: to work 06:30-08:30, to home 18:30-20:30
Program: Departure/arrival, photos at each point, bicycle safety campaign, safety check, etc.
‣ Taking photos before the departure (after the arrival), individual departure and riding together from (until) the middle point
‣ Riding in a line to work (to home) without traffic control, observing traffic signals
|The Beginning of the Bicycle Parade|
|Events at the Destination|