: Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko rides bike to work

18:55 Apr. 19, 2016

Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko rides bike to work

Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko rides bike to work. Photo courtesy - Vitali Klitschko, Facebook

Photos of Klitschko on bicycle cause ambivalent reactions from locals

Vitali Klitschko, Kyiv Mayor and a former professional boxer rides his bicycle to work. He has uploaded Facebook photos of his trip through the busy central streets of the city.

"I have been riding the bike for several days now. First of all, it's easy and allows you to avoid tough road traffic. Also, it's good for health", posted Klitschko on Facebook.

According to Mayor, some car drivers make it difficult for bikers to navigate in Kyiv. He even has to "instruct them on the rules of the road right away".

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"Not every driver is nice towards the people on bicycles. I also understand that Kyiv lacks dedicated lines for bikers", admits Klitschko and promises to solve this problem in the future.

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The photos of the city mayor caused ambivalent reactions from the locals. Some of them call Klitschko an example for other politicians. Others claim "his activity is cheap PR". They ask the Mayor to take his bike to the city outskirts to see "if it can survive the horrible roads".

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April is marked as a world flash mob called "30 days of biking". Its purpose is to promote this ecological and healthy way of movement. Many Ukrainian citizens and politicians have decided to contribute to this goal.


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