In ihrer Resolution 72/272 vom 12. April 2018 erklärt die UN-Generalversammlung in New York City den 3. Juni zum Weltfahrradtag. Damit soll die "Einzigartigkeit, Langlebigkeit und Vielseitigkeit des Fahrrads, das seit zwei Jahrhunderten in Gebrauch ist und ein einfaches, erschwingliches, zuverlässiges, sauberes und umweltfreundliches Transportmittel ist, das Umweltschutz und Gesundheit fördert" gewürdigt werden. Die Generalversammlung forderte dazu auf, die Nutzung des Fahrrads "zu fördern und voranzutreiben". Konkret spricht sich die UN-Generalversammlung für Investitionen in die Verkehrssicherheit und Verbesserungen der Radinfrastruktur aus.

 Hier der Text der Resolution im englischen Originalwortlaut:

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 12 April 2018
[without reference to a Main Committee (A/72/L.43 and A/72/L.43/Add.1)]

72/272. World Bicycle Day

The General Assembly,

Recognizing the contribution of sport to the realization of the Millennium Development Goals, as declared in its resolutions 60/1 of 16 September 2005 and 65/1 of 22 September 2010,

Recalling that, in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,1 inter alia, sport was recognized as an important enabler of sustainable development,

Recognizing the need to strengthen and further coordinate efforts, including multi-stakeholder partnerships, at all levels to maximize the potential of the bicycle to contribute to the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda, and a culture of peace,

Reaffirming its resolutions 53/199 of 15 December 1998 and 61/185 of 20 December 2006 on the proclamation of international years, and Economic and Social Council resolution 1980/67 of 25 July 1980 on international years and anniversaries, in particular paragraphs 1 to 10 of the annex thereto on the agreed criteria for the proclamation of international years, as well as paragraphs 13 and 14, in which it is stated that an international day or year should not be proclaimed before the basic arrangements for its organization and financing have been made,

Recalling the New Urban Agenda, adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), held in Quito from 17 to 20 October 2016,2

Acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health,