A bicycle race in Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle and raising public awareness on traffic safety took place yesterday.
Increasing awareness of road safety has been imperative in Georgia's capital of Tbilisi where 90 people died and 3,834 were injured in road accidents last year. Photo by NATO and EU information center
Under the title ‘Path to European Union’ the race was held within the framework of European days 2017 as part of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs’ campaign ‘For Your Sake. For Your Safety’.
Yesterday's bicycle race was a small part of the ‘For Your Sake. For Your Safety’ campaign, which was initiated by Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs. Photo by NATO and EU information center
Engaging more than 200 racers including the departments of the Interior Ministry, the race took start from Vake Park passing central Chavtchavadze and Rustaveli Avenues before finally ending at the NATO and EU information center at Freedom Square.
Drivers are required to stop if people want to cross at a pedestrian crossing however very few actually do. Similarly, pedestrians sometimes walked into the traffic without checking if the road is clear. Photo by NATO and EU information center
Six winners have been awarded with symbolic gifts including bicycle accessories.