Amsterdam, the world capital for bicycle owners, needs a lot of bike parking around the city. According to Amsterdam Tourism Board, there are 600,000 bicycle owners in a city of approximately 750,000 residents.
In Nepal, bicycles can be used to transport an entire family. Here, a Nepalese cycle rickshaw and passengers drive on a street of Chitwan, some 170 km south of Kathmandu.
In France, the use of a velo (french for bicycle) system has been in place for many years and the activity has developed to a much-loved pasttime. Cyclists ride during the annual Fete du Velo (bicycle party) in Paris.
Two employees of private German postal service PIN ride their bikes on a snow-covered street in Berlin.
Several police forces around the world use bicycles as a means of transportation. In this instance, Australian Federal Police on mountain bikes patrol the courtyard of Parliament House in Canberra.
A convoy of cyclos carry a family members to a pre-wedding ceremony in Hanoi, Vietnam.