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Brazil has a territorial population of 8,510,345,538 km² with an estimated population of 211,755,692 people. In addition to the capital Brasília, there are 27 states with GDP per capita R$ 33,593.82, where the highest rates of urban concentration are located in the corresponding state capitals plus the Federal District, extending into different biomes and vegetation of the Amazon forest, forest Atlantic, Pantanal, Cerrado, Pampa and Caatinga.
Despite so many differences, the income concentration data in Brazil in 2019 remained one of the highest in the world, according to the Human Development Report (HDR) of the United Nations, representing different realities and habits of housing, mobility, health, education, among others.
The automobile sector has a relevant presence in the life of Brazilians, as shown by the survey by the National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea), in which 89% of consumers who intended to buy a vehicle in 2020 did not give up, even with the difficulties brought about by the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
MOST IMPORTANT CURRENT ISSUES
According to the document Inventory of Atmospheric Emissions from Road Transport of Passengers in the City of São Paulo, cars are responsible for more than 70% of the emission of greenhouse gases, but only a minority of the population uses individual transport to move around the city . This is a parameter shared by other cities in the country.
Even today, Brazil follows a complicated context of dismantling federal initiatives to protect the environment with the extinction of the Ministry of Environment's Secretariat for Climate Change and Forests, in addition to the shelving of deforestation prevention and control plans (PPCDam and PPCerrado).
According to the report Analysis of Brazilian Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Their Implications for Brazil's Climate Targets 1970-2019, there was a 9.6% increase in gross greenhouse gas emissions in Brazil in the year 2019 It has never been so urgent to think about alternatives for the use of individual cars in Brazilian cities and in the world.
BEST LOCAL EXAMPLE TO SHOWCASE
Bike Anjo, carries out different activities to promote the bicycle as a way to connect people and generate social transformation in Brazilian cities, extending to more than 800 cities in the country and with other partner organizations in the areas of bicycle mobility and walking mobility. The campaigns carried out annually in Brazil are the Bike to Work Day on the second Friday of May and the World Car Free Day in September.
ONGOING PROJECTS AND CAMPAIGNS
Cycle or Pass it on
“Cycle or Pass it on” is a bicycle donation initiative for people who cannot afford to buy but who would like to use the bicycle in their daily lives, for work, leisure, sport,... Bike Anjo receives donations of bicycles that are often unused, therefore in need of small repairs for daily use. We are looking for parts donations and repair services to get the bike ready for use by more cyclists in town!
Work Bike Day
Work Bike Day is an annual campaign carried out internationally in various corners of the world to promote the bicycle as a transport option to work, always on the 2nd Friday of May.
In Brazil, the campaign has been organized by Bike Bike Anjo since 2013 carrying out partnerships and activities that encourage a better quality of life and health for employees and, in return, promote a greater disposition for employees of a company.
Bike na Escola
We seek to promote the culture of the bicycle in the school environment so that it can be part of training since children, in this way we encourage other modalities besides the car.
We believe that schools can be multipliers of our mission is a way to improve the quality of life of students, parents and teachers.
Bike Anjas is a women only group within the Bike Anjo network. They emerged after the 2nd National Bike Angel Meeting in 2015 with the aim of engaging more women as angels as few women ride according to data from cyclist profile surveys (Like the 2015 National Cyclist Profile) as well as the majority of apprentices being older women, the result of a historical culture where women were not encouraged to cycle, besides the inequality of access to the city by women in different modes.
SUCCESSFUL PREVIOUS PROJECTS
“Paulista Aberta” (Open Paulista Avenue) is an activity in which the circulation of cars is closed on an important avenue in the city of São Paulo every Sunday and then the circulation is opened for people and cyclists.
This same activity is carried out in other capitals such as the Aterro do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, an activity of great impact and which has great presence and approval of the local population.