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Staff of the EU Delegation to North Macedonia accepted the VeloMai challenge to promote a healthy and environment-friendly way of commuting to work.
This campaign is organised from 1 to 31 May by the EU institutions, also with the participation of delegations, to promote the use of the bicycle as a mode of transport, in line with their policies on health & wellbeing of their personnel.
The Delegation in Skopje had another important reason to become part of the campaign. Encouraging as many citizens as possible to bike (not only this month) also helps to improve the air quality – something that represents a challenge for Skopje throughout the year.
For this reason the management of the Delegation procured two bikes (one of them electric) that the staff now use for going to meetings outside the office. In addition, two official cars will soon be replaced with hybrid ones.