Two Norwegian ministers cycle to work to promote public health campaign

Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB

This year’s “Cycle to Work campaign” started on Tuesday. This year, both the Minister of Transport and the Minister of Culture put on their helmets and cycled to kick off the start of the campaign.

Minister of Transport Jon-Ivar Nygård (AP) and Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Anette Trettebergstuen (AP) both cycled to work on Tuesday.

The ministers kicked off this year’s “Cycle to Work” campaign, which annually gets over 30,000 Norwegians to cycle to work. Over the years, the campaign has, among other things, resulted in better public health, less traffic, and reduced CO2 emissions.

Trettebergstuen told TV 2 that she encourages everyone to participate. She says that it is a great way to start the day.

Leaving the home office behind

“You get fresh air, shake off the morning stress, and wake up properly. And then it is important that after two years in the home office, where we have spent a lot of time at home, we use our body again.”

Minister of Transport Nygård says that by participating, we also support the societal goal of getting more people to walk, cycle, and travel by public transport. In addition to that, it is important for public health.

“As a cyclist, this provides good health for you and good mental hygiene on the way to work. And you also contribute to society’s goals,” Nygård added.

The campaign is organized by the Norwegian Business Sports Association. 

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