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Over 100,000 Swiss cycle to work, saving 4,000 tonnes of CO2

Over 100,000 people took part in the "bike to work" challenge
Over 100,000 people took part in the "bike to work" challenge Keystone-SDA

More and more Swiss people are cycling to work. No fewer than 109,090 Swiss participated in the "Cycle to Work" campaign launched by Pro Velo. This is a record number.

Participants in the campaign cycled nearly 28 million kilometres, equivalent to going around the world 696 times, Pro Velo announced in a statement on Tuesday. As a result, they saved 4,016 tonnes of CO2.


The number of participants increased by 12% compared to the previous year. The number of companies involved also rose, from 3,249 to 3,840. The Migros Group, the canton of Geneva and the city of Zurich had the most teams.

Employees of registered companies aim to cycle to work as often as possible. The kilometres covered are then recorded in the challenge’s online calendar, which has been running for some 15 years now.

Translated from French by DeepL/sp

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